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Israel. Minister Gantz's party submitted a request for early elections to the Knesset

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The centrist party of Beni Gantz, minister of the Israeli war cabinet, submitted a motion to shorten the term of parliament and early elections to the Knesset, Reuters reported.

Beni Gantz's centrist party submitted a motion on Thursday to dissolve parliament and hold earlier elections elections to the Knesset, showed growing tensions in the government Benjamin Netanyahu – reported Reuters.

However, it is not certain whether Gantz has enough support in the Knesset for MPs to pass this proposal, the agency noted.

Israeli Defense Minister Beni GantzReuters Archive

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Gantz's ultimatum

Earlier, Gantz presented Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an ultimatum, demanding to agree on a plan for the post-war management of the Gaza Strip by June 8. He threatened to resign if such a plan was not created.

Netanyahu's right-wing Likud responded that Israel it now needs unity, and a government resignation would harm the war effort, Reuters reported.

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