Israeli PM Netanyahu fires Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon

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From Fox News Jerusalem:

Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon was fired by PM Netanyahu.

PM Netanyahu’s Decision to Dismiss Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon from his Post (Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

The Government Secretariat is currently updating ministers regarding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to dismiss MK Danny Danon from his post as Deputy Defense Minister, effective immediately.

Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “At a time when the Government of Israel and the IDF are in the midst of a military campaign against the terrorist organizations and is taking determined action to maintain the security of Israel’s citizens, it cannot be that the Deputy Defense Minister will sharply attack the leadership of the country regarding the campaign. These sharp remarks on the Deputy Defense Minister’s part are irresponsible, especially given his position. They also serve the Hamas terrorist organization as a tool to attack the government with as may be seen on the media networks of Hamas itself. In light of his remarks, which express a lack of confidence in the government and in the prime minister personally, it was expected that the Deputy Defense Minister would take responsibility for his actions and resign. Since he has not done so, I have decided – pursuant to the authority granted to me by Article 26(3) of Basic Law: The government to dismiss him from his post.”

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