Benny Gantz
Benny GantzEyal Margolin/ Flash 90

Minister Benny Gantz, chairman of the National Unity party, has spoken out against the calls to replace Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while the war is still ongoing, Kan Reshet Bet reported.

According to the report, Gantz, who is a member of the war cabinet, emphasized in closed conversations that during a war, you do not switch prime ministers. This is a position which he has reiterated at several different opportunities recently.

According to sources close to Gantz, discussing the replacement of a prime minister right now is "nothing less than hallucinatory."

At the same time, Gantz said that in his opinion, there will yet come a time to discuss investigations, protests, and the issue of taking responsibility for the failures which led to Hamas' attack on Israeli communities near the Gaza border.

Last month, Dr. Hagi Ben-Artzi, Netanyahu's brother-in-law, told Arutz Sheva-Israel National News, that, "At least five leaders are to blame for the terrible attack that occurred on Simchat Torah 2023," namely, former prime ministers Yitzchak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Ariel Sharon, Ehud Barak, and Benjamin Netanyahu.