Posted BY: Teresa | NwoReport

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired his defense minister on Sunday, a day after Yoav Gallant called for suspending the government’s judicial overhaul plan and warned opposition, including within the military, to the legislation was undermining Israel’s national security.

Why it matters: The sacking is likely to further enrage anti-government protesters and escalate the instability the country has faced since Netanyahu’s right-wing government unveiled the judicial overhaul plan earlier this year.

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  • No Israeli defense minister has ever been fired three months after a government was formed or after warning that Israel was facing a grave national security threat.

Driving the news: Gallant in a televised speech on Saturday called for the immediate suspension of Netanyahu’s judicial overhaul legislation, saying it had “created an internal rift that poses a clear and immediate threat for Israel’s national security.”

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