In the video: Gallant called for the legislation to be stopped: "There is an immediate danger to the security of the state" (Photo: Ministry of Defense spokespersons)
Opposition leader Yair Lapid responded today (Monday) to the uproar in Israel after the dismissal of Defense Minister Yoav Galant and said that "Netanyahu is no longer in control for the entire recent period.
If he was in control he would have prevented the destruction of our life together.
Gallant's firing - a fit of hysteria." He said these things in an interview on 103 on the "Seven Nine" program with Anat Davidov and Gideon Oko.
"The Minister of Defense was only fired as punishment for telling the truth to the government, which denies itself the reality," Lapid attacked. This endangers Israel's security, our internal fabric.
I don't think there is an Israeli citizen who does not feel great anxiety and distress right now."
"Netanyahu cannot prevent what is happening, so he is trying to dismiss reality," added Lapid. "But reality cannot be dismissed, it is here.
They should stop and if there are decent people in Likud, and there are, they should say today, 'We will not give up on this thing.'"
Netanyahu (Photo: Reuters)
Lapid also referred to the possibility of Netanyahu appointing Avi Dichter as the Minister of Defense and said that if Dichter responds to the request "it will be one of the most ragging acts in the history of the country".
"Dichter knows the truth, he knows that what Gallant said was completely within the scope of his position, that there was no exception," added Lapid.
However, Lapid made it clear that he will not sit with Netanyahu in the government to resolve the crisis, but he is willing to cooperate with him for talks: "We want to go to the president's house to design a constitution for Israel, this is real cooperation. I talk to people in Likud all the time, every the last period, and I tell them time and time again 'Don't you see that this is leading to a terrible deterioration that endangers the country we all love?'
There are people there who are also Israeli patriots and understand that something is happening here that endangers the existence of the State of Israel."
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