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"Don't threaten me and I decide." Sharp disagreement between the Israeli Army Chief of Staff and Itmar Ben-Ghafir

 



"Don't threaten me and I decide." 

Sharp disagreement between the Israeli

Army Chief of Staff and Itmar Ben-Ghafir


Hebrew Channel 12 reported that there had been a sharp disagreement betwee

n Israeli National Security Minister Itmar Ben-Gaffair and Army Chief of Staff


 Herzey Halifi regarding the punishment of

soldiers who had held Jewish prayers in a Jenin mosque.


The channel said that during a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers

"War Cabinet"


 on Monday

a serious dispute broke out between Ben Gafir and Halifi

over the punishment of soldiers for performing

Telmudic prayers through loudspeakers

at a Jenin mosque after the camp was stormed days earlier.


The channel stated that a sharp disagreement between the Israeli Minister of

National Security and the Israeli Chief of Staff had reached the point of

shouting and threatening each other.


In detail, Ben Ghaffair cut Halifi's talk and yelled

"I'm a political rank and I decide," to which Halifi replies, "You're wrong.

 I'll decide what's the moral act and what's not in the military. never threaten me ".


In the discussion in the Council of Ministers

the issue of the boarding of an Israeli soldier

at a Jenin mosque was discussed.


The spokesman for the Israeli army explained with the publication of

documents that the soldiers had been removed from operational activity


and that the incident was subject to disciplinary treatment. During the discussion

Government ministers condemned the punishment.


Ben Ghafir's response was not only to the Chief of Staff

but also to the Israeli army's Southern Region Commander

Major General Eliezer Toledano, where the Minister of


Radical National Security said, "How is this possible?

It turned

the fly into an elephant and just made headlines, and that hurts the soldiers. "


General Toledano explained that

"it is only our responsibility, our authority and our authority"

to which Minister Ben Gafir replied with contempt, "Yes, yes

we have heard of your authority and responsibility."


The Hebrew Channel reported that Prime Minister Netanyahu tried to

interrupt the debate and said "enough is enough, we got the answer,"

noting that at some point Netanyahu left the room but the debate raged again.


She explained that Ben Ghafir repeated his speech and threatened

"Wilke if you refuse" (referring to the revocation of


the decision to deport the soldiers), to which Chief of Staff General

Hertse Helevi replied "Don't threaten me


I will decide what my values are in the Israeli army and what not,"

and Minister Ben Ghafir replied "I don't threaten you as a member of

the government."


Here, the Army Chief of Staff responded by saying

"I am the army commander and I will set the ethical

and professional rules for soldiers."



General Toledano explained that "it is only our responsibility, our authority and our authority", to which Minister Ben Gafir replied with contempt, "Yes, yes, we have heard of your authority and responsibility."


The Hebrew Channel reported that Prime Minister Netanyahu tried to interrupt the debate and said "enough is enough, we got the answer," noting that at some point Netanyahu left the room but the debate raged again.


She explained that

Ben Ghafir repeated his speech and threatened "Wilke if you refuse"

 (referring to the revocation of the decision to deport the soldiers)


to which Chief of Staff General Hertse Helevi replied "Don't threaten me

I will decide what my values are in the Israeli army and what not

 and Minister Ben Ghafir replied 

"I don't threaten you as a member of the government."


Here, the Army Chief of Staff responded by saying

"I am the army commander and I will set the ethical

and professional rules for soldiers."


Minister Yafat Shasha Peyton also intervened and commented on

Ben Gafir's remarks: "Calm down, what is this method?

other than your style is not on the street ".


Later, there was discussion about efforts to eliminate Hamas' capabilities or arrest and wipe out the leader of the movement in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, with the Chief of Staff telling ministers that "it takes time to beat senior officials."


He added

"It took 10 years to kill Osama bin Laden"

and immediately Justice Minister Yarev Levin intervened

"What? We entered Gaza to take 10 years?

 Will it take 10 years to eliminate Hamas? "


On this point Transport Minister Meri Regev intervened

"who knows even who will be here and what will be here in 10 years

we don't have to wait 10 years."