Israeli defense minister quits due to ‘lack of faith’ in Netanyahu

Published May 20th, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'lon. (AFP/File)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'lon. (AFP/File)

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'lon notified Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of his resignation from the government on Friday morning.

In a statement he posted on his social media accounts, Ya'alon said that he took the decision to leave "following the recent conduct" of Netanyahu, and "in light of my lack of faith in him."

Editor's note: This article has been edited from the original. 


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