Netanyahu said to clash with Gallant before Doha talks

Following up on the report from the other day;

Times of Israel

Ongoing tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant have risen further in recent days amid potential progress toward a hostage release deal, according to a Friday report, with the Israeli leader allegedly barring Gallant from leading his own meeting with defense chiefs on the matter, and at one point telling him he was “not the prime minister.”

Mossad Director David Barnea flew to Doha and back on Friday to discuss the deal with Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed Abdulrahman Al Thani. After Barnea’s return, Netanyahu’s office released a statement saying that “gaps between the parties” remain, and that the Israeli delegation would attend follow-up negotiations in the coming week.

According to Channel 12, which did not cite sources, Gallant had in recent days planned to hold a meeting with Barnea and Shin Bet Director Ronen Bar to discuss the state of negotiations. Netanyahu, apparently feeling he was being sidelined, told Gallant he would be the one to lead such a meeting.

Members of the negotiating team have periodically been speaking with the Israeli media on condition of anonymity, accusing Netanyahu of hampering the talks in order to ensure he stays in power.

I can believe that Netanyahu would hamper talks to hold onto power- Absolutely.

Find embedded below a couple of previous reports on this very topic

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