This is Why Israeli Minister Called Benjamin Netanyahu a ‘Coward’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the Israeli army commando brigade in the northern area. (Photo: via Prime Minister of Israel TW Page)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Following an Israeli security cabinet meeting on Sunday, an Israeli minister called Netanyahu a “coward”. Why?

An unnamed Israeli minister, following a heated security cabinet meeting, attacked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for being a “coward”, the Walla! news portal reported in Hebrew.

“Netanyahu blocks any offensive idea. He is simply a coward,” the minister told Walla!.

The statement indicates that the delay in the Israeli ground offensive, at least in the mind of some Israeli officials, is not a result of strategic or military maneuvering, but out of fear of the consequences.

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It seems that the anonymous minister’s comment struck a chord, to the extent that Netanyahu’s office immediately responded, by saying:

“The publication is false and baseless. Prime Minister Netanyahu is the one leading the cabinet to a complete victory over Hamas. Beyond that, we will not comment on additional details that only harm the security of our soldiers.”

The touted Israeli ground offensive against Gaza has been delayed repeatedly, initially because of weather conditions, and later, according to US media, due to pressures by the US Biden Administration. 

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A few days ago, Walla! itself had summed up the main reasons behind the delay, based on information obtained directly from official Israeli sources. 

The delay is caused by the need to “cleanse the settlements and outposts of terrorists, stabilizing the border line and improving defense, as well as the readiness of the regular forces to launch an attack.” 

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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