Netanyahu's new security minister: former commander of southern region
former reserve major general Yoav Galant joins Netenyahu's government as security minister.
Likud Spokesperson announced on Wednesday the appointment of former general Yoav Galant as Security Minister in the newly formed Israeli government headed by Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu.
The appointed security minister served earlier as a former Knesset MP in Netanyahu's previous governments and is a member of the PM's Likud party.
Galant is also the former commander of the Israeli occupation's southern region.
The controversial far right-wing government is expected to be presented to the Israeli parliament on Thursday.
Netanyahu will propose his new administration to the Knesset and enlist its support. Then, the appointed opposition chairman, departing Prime Minister Yair Lapid, will speak, and a discussion will follow, as per the same report. The ministers of the new government will be sworn in that evening.
Netanyahu's alliance of extreme right and ultra-Orthodox parties, led by Likud, has until January 2 to take the oath of office.
The Israeli occupation witnessed a turbulent period that saw Israeli settlers go to the polls five times in less than four years. The weeks of wrangling are far from over as Netanyahu’s coalition may still face significant internal tensions.
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167 Palestinians were murdered as a result of Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank this year, according to the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry.
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