Israel’s wartime Cabinet is shaken by a dispute between Netanyahu and his top political rival

March 03, 2024

According to Israeli media, they are a list of live hostages and the number of Palestinian prisoners Hamas seeks in exchange for each hostage. U.S. priorities in the region have increasingly been hampered by Netanyahu’s hard-line Cabinet, where ultranationalists dominate. An official from Netanyahu’s Likud party said Gantz’s visit was without authorization from the Israeli leader. Netanyahu has released a proposal that would see Israel maintain open-ended security control over the territory with local Palestinians running civilian affairs. Another top Cabinet official from Gantz’s party has questioned the handling of the war and the strategy for freeing the hostages.