(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired his defense
minister on Sunday, a day after Yoav Gallant called for a halt to
the planned overhaul of Israel's judiciary that has fiercely
divided the country, trend reports citing the hill .
Netanyahu's office did not provide further details. The move
signals the prime minister will move ahead this week with plans to
overhaul Israel's judiciary, which has sparked widespread
opposition. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the
streets, military and business leaders have spoken out against it
and leading allies of Israel have voiced concerns.
Gallant, a former army general, is a senior member of
Netanyahu's ruling Likud party. On Saturday, he called for a pause
in the controversial legislation until after next month's
Independence Day holidays, citing the rift's threat to Israel's
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