Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu sacks top minister over court ruling

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu sacks top minister over court ruling

Benjamin Netanyahu sacked a top minister following the Supreme Court ruling. (File)


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sacked a top minister on Sunday following a Supreme Court ruling against Aryeh Deri’s appointment, which sent shockwaves through the newly formed cabinet.

“My heart is heavy, it’s with deep sadness and it’s very difficult for me to remove you from your position as a minister in the government,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Aryeh Deri during a cabinet meeting, according to a statement. An announcement. from the prime minister’s office.

The leader of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Shas party, Mr Deri, was appointed health and interior minister last month as part of a coalition agreement following Israel’s November 1 election.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that Benjamin Netanyahu “must remove Deri from his position” due to a conviction for tax evasion last year.

The veteran politician gave up his parliamentary seat at the time. Judges said Aryeh Deri acted as if he meant it

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