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Israeli newspaper: Most Israelis believe Netanyahu should publicly take responsibility for the Hamas attack

Israeli newspaper: Most Israelis believe Netanyahu should publicly take responsibility for the Hamas attack

The Israeli government found itself in the difficult situation of lacking the support of most of its own population at the moment when the country officially declared entry into the war. However, protests against the actions of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who took this post for the third time and immediately launched judicial reform in the country, began several months before the armed conflict with the militant wing of Hamas.

The vast majority of Israeli citizens now believe that the head of government must take responsibility for the Hamas attack on Israel that began on October 7. It would be more correct to say that the head of the Cabinet of Ministers is accused of the fact that the government he heads, the armed forces and intelligence services openly overlooked the preparation of Palestinian militants for the invasion of the country. This responsibility was previously assumed by the head of the Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Forces General Staff (IDF), Aharon Haliva, and the head of Israel's general security service, Shabak, Ronen Bar, as well as the ministers of defense and finance.

According to the latest poll, eighty percent of Israelis believe that Netanyahu should follow this example, while only eight percent of those surveyed disagree with this position, the Israeli newspaper Maariv reports. Moreover, 69 percent of those demanding that the prime minister publicly admit his guilt last year voted for the Likud party he heads.

According to the survey, 49 percent of Israelis support the candidacy of the leader of the political bloc of National Unity parties, former Defense Minister Benny Gantz, for the post of prime minister, only 28 percent supported Netanyahu, the rest have not yet decided.

More than half of Israelis surveyed, 65 percent, approve of the IDF conducting a large-scale ground operation, essentially punitive, in the Gaza Strip. 21 percent of respondents are against the introduction of troops into the Palestinian enclave. The rest appeared to take a neutral position on this issue.

Regarding developments in the north of the country, where clashes between the IDF and the Shiite paramilitary group Hezbollah, based in neighboring Lebanon, have become more frequent since October 7, 51 percent supported a large-scale military operation, and 30 percent supported a limited use of force by the Israel Defense Forces.

The survey was conducted on October 18 and 19 by the Lazar Institute in collaboration with Panel4All among 510 respondents, a representative sample of Israeli adults. The error is 4,3%.

But just recently, on September 26, Netanyahu, during a ceremony dedicated to the memory of those killed in the Yom Kippur War and its 50th anniversary, literally stated that today “many countries in the Middle East want peace with Israel.” Obviously, at this time, Hamas militants were already practicing an attack on Israel, after which not only almost all the states in the region, but literally the entire Islamic world sided with the Palestinians. It is not surprising that such political blindness causes a sharply negative reaction towards the prime minister among Israelis.
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Official channel of the Israeli Foreign Ministry

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  1. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 20 October 2023 14: 00
    “Most Israelis believe that Netanyahu should publicly
    take responsibility for the Hamas attack."

    “He didn’t want to take it upon himself. How he felt.
    And they told him all the time: “Take it upon yourself... take it upon yourself.”
    He took over. Now he is here, and they are on the sidelines."
    (Mikhail Zhvanetsky)
    1. credo
      credo 20 October 2023 14: 16
      Maybe the Jews of Israel can “discharge” a “great Jew” from Ukraine and replace Netanyahu with him, since there were no worthy ones in his native land.
      Then, perhaps, peace will come to Ukraine, and the former clown will be on the front line with his flat jokes and reproductive organs to amuse the Arabs, who will throw down their weapons with laughter and peace will already come in Israel and the Gaza Strip. love
      1. Design Engineer
        Design Engineer 20 October 2023 18: 29
        "Correct" - replace. Ne-tu-Nyahu on tu-Nyahu. And Shirli-Myrli will continue.
        They do not need to be replaced, but returned to the desert again, all alone at once - only without miracles and hope.
        If they didn’t understand who they were the first time, it’s not worth trying the second time. Simply, drive them out onto the sand “out of Egypt” again, from everywhere - and many of humanity’s problems will disappear after their second exodus, accompanied, no doubt, by extremely numerous kicks in their unsportsmanlike hemorrhoidal butts...
        It is not the Bedouins who should live in waterless deserts, but the Jews. For this reason, one can even call such places Israel again. Let them go wild there and sell sand exclusively to each other.
        And it’s time to close the Israel that exists, as another legacy of the USSR, no matter what anyone says.
  2. phrases
    phrases 20 October 2023 14: 16
    Now he will iron the laces and leave. All this mess with terrorists is crap and smells the same. Terrorists do not appear out of nowhere on their own.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 October 2023 14: 18
    Netanyahu must publicly take responsibility for the Hamas attack
    Yeah, they've accelerated. Is he not a Jew to voluntarily take responsibility? He would rather answer a question with a question, think about a possible gamble, but responsibility is a no-brainer.
  4. knn54
    knn54 20 October 2023 14: 20
    I can’t imagine that a Russian newspaper would declare...that he is at least to blame for the delays/punctures of the SVO.
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 20 October 2023 14: 39
    Why are all the dogs being poisoned in Netanyahu? Should he be walking around the fence beating with a mallet and shouting? Is everything calm in Tel Aviv? And the Minister of Defense is Yoav Galant? He began his working career, after serving in Tskhal, as a lumberjack in Alaska. Then he returned again to Tskhal. He was involved in the appropriation of land in a kibbutz, illegal construction. And finally he criticized Nitanyahu for judicial reform. Why Nitanyahu wanted to remove him, but changed his mind because of the attacks of the Palestinians .He has reasons to frame and shift most of the blame to Netanyahu.
    1. alystan
      alystan 20 October 2023 14: 51
      Because you forgot to write that at this moment Netanyahu is Prime Minister, albeit a technical one. And all the rest are just technical ministers who walk under him.

      Whatever one may say, the main person responsible is Bibi.
  6. bone1
    bone1 21 October 2023 18: 45
    He should hang himself, and not “take responsibility”, but this is unlikely