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Israel disbands war cabinet, warns of escalation against Hezbollah

Jun 18, 2024

Tel Aviv [Israel], June 18: The Times of Israel reported yesterday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the official dissolution of the war cabinet and no new cabinet would be formed.
This move was predicted in the context that some far-right Israeli officials such as National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich were lobbying to become new members of the cabinet. war after Israeli Minister Benny Gantz left.
In another development, Mr. Netanyahu criticized the plan to organize daily tactical ceasefires along one of the main routes leading into Gaza, according to Reuters.
"After reading the report on the incident, Mr. Netanyahu said this was unacceptable," the newspaper quoted an Israeli official as revealing. The military's decision also faced opposition from some far-right Israeli ministers such as ministers Gvir and Smotrich - who said it was "illusory".
On the international front, on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, US President Joe Biden on June 16 called for promoting the ceasefire agreement in Gaza proposed by Washington. On the same day, Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh announced that the group is ready to implement a ceasefire agreement with Israel along the lines proposed by Mr. Biden, but Israel must meet the ceasefire requirements, withdraw from Gaza, and post-conflict reconstruction. and exchange all hostages.
As fighting continues to rage in Gaza, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman Daniel Hagari warned that the continuous border fighting between this force and Hezbollah is at risk of spreading into war. widespread conflict and unpredictable consequences throughout the region.
Source: Thanh Nien Newspaper