Gantz demands that vaccine sales stop

Defense Minister Gantz says that Netanyahu needs the Cabinet's approval to sell vaccines.

Shlomo Witty ,

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Defense Minister Benny Gantz today (Thursday) demanded that Prime Minister Netanyahu immediately stop the process of transferring the vaccines purchased by the State of Israel to foreign countries and to convene the Security Cabinet for an urgent discussion on the issue.

In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, the head of the National Security Council and the Attorney General, Ganz wrote, "While supplying vaccines to the PA was carried out according to protocol, the more recent sales to other powers have not been, and the statements made about the sales are false.”

Ganz wrote in his letter that he also turned to the Attorney General to examine the issue and claimed, "This is a significant political-security decision, and accordingly, it should be made in accordance with the procedures established by law."

The Defense Minister mentioned in his letter, "This is not the first time that significant security and policy decisions have been made in absence of the relevant authorities in the State of Israel, potentially harming state security, its foreign relations and the rule of law. "