Report: Netanyahu blocked Gallant from call ahead of ICC decision

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant attend a press conference at the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv, Oct. 28, 2023. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant attend a press conference at the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv, Oct. 28, 2023. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blocked Defense Minister Yoav Gallant from a call with top military and legal officials ahead of a call by the International Criminal Court chief prosecutor to recommend arrest warrants against the two, Channel 12 reports.

According to the report, when Gallant realized he was not invited to the call, he ordered all the IDF generals involved to get off the line, which they did.

The report quotes one general calling the incident “embarrassing.”

The Prime Minister’s Office tells Channel 12 Gallant was invited to the call.

Gallant’s office declines to comment.

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