The Israeli Walla website revealed that Defense Minister Yoav Gallant tried to blockade Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office, and the situation almost escalated into a fistfight.
Gallant threatened Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Termer to bring in the Golani Brigade to control the war council situation.
Dermer, who renounced his US citizenship to serve as an economic ambassador in Washington before becoming ambassador there, is considered one of Netanyahu's closest allies.
According to the Walla website, Netanyahu's team monitored Galland's team and audiotaped the course of the security meetings.
Israeli media reported that Galant walked out of a war cabinet meeting last Saturday after his office director prevented him from attending, amid rising tensions within the council.
At the time, Israeli Channel 12 quoted a source as saying that the minister's departure came after he arrived at the meeting headquarters and was prevented from entering by his aide, but when he entered the room he found 5 of Netanyahu's aides.
The source added, “Netanyahu told Gallant that your aide should not attend unless my aide was present, even though 5 of his staff were at the venue,” prompting the defense minister to withdraw.
According to the channel, Netanyahu believes the military is leaking some information related to bilateral talks or discussions.
As the Walla website reported, Gallant avoided answering calls from Netanyahu's office for days at a time.
Gallant asked Israeli Channel 13 Netanyahu not to “disrupt” his work within the government.
In a related context, citing an unnamed Israeli security official, British newspaper The Times reported that the Israeli war government was on the verge of collapse and that Netanyahu was wasting time by hesitating.
In recent months, the Israeli media has repeatedly touched on the differences between Galant and Netanyahu over how to manage the war in Gaza and, in addition to Netanyahu's continued efforts to hold the military accountable after the war. War in the Gaza Strip.
Many Israeli analysts point out that each member of the War Council thinks only of his own political future and not of Israel's interests.
Ofer Shelah of the National Security Research Institute believes that the members of the War Council have been preparing themselves for the aftermath of the war since the first day of the war, “because the ghost of October 7 is haunting. They, each and every one of them, run ugly media campaigns on satellite channels, but others make mistakes.