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TV: Netanyahu, Gantz tried to OK military operation without security cabinet

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz attempted to approve a military operation without the approval of the high-level security cabinet, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

Though they intended to entirely bypass the panel, at the last minute, Netanyahu summoned several ministers to approve the mission — not for legal reasons, but rather for consultations due to the complexity of the operation and its possible ramifications, Kan says.

The ministers ultimately authorized the mission, which was meant to “send a message to the other side.”

No details were offered by the network on the military activities.

The Prime Minister’s Office calls the report a “total lie.”

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