Itamar Ben-Gvir, the hardline national security minister of Israel, is unhappy with comments the defence minister made about limiting the scope of war.
He says the war cabinet – comprised of Benjamin Netanyahu, Yoav Gallant and Benny Gantz – “does not have the mandate” to unilaterally take Israel towards a “war of attrition”.
His comments are part of a pattern of growing discord among the top Israeli politicians and military commanders. They also reflect Ben-Gvir’s unyielding stance on Palestinians, which includes permanently displacing them from Gaza.
Last week, he made more headlines by saying mass emigration of Palestinians and reconstructing Israeli settlements in Gaza is “the order of the hour”.