Avigdor Lieberman forlater regjeringen med Yisrael Beitenu. Foto: Ammar Awad/Reuters/Scanpix

Avigdor Lieberman varslet onsdag at han forlater regjeringen og tar partiet sitt med seg. Grunnen er våpenhvilen Bibi Netanyahu har gått med på i Gaza.

“Were I to stay in office, I would not be able to look southern residents in the eye,” Lieberman told reporters, referring to Israelis subjected to a surge in Palestinian rocket attacks before Tuesday’s truce took hold.

Lieberman said his resignation, which will go into effect 48 hours after he submits a formal letter to Netanyahu, also withdraws his far-right Israel Beitenu party from the coalition.

Lieberman tar med seg fem representanter ut av regjeringen, dermed er Netanyahus flertall redusert til 1 plass.



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