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Ben Gvir: Disciplining soldiers 'conveys weakness'

Israel's national security minister, Itamar Ben Gvir, has said that the dismissal of officers responsible for Monday's attack on the World Central Kitchen convoy is a "serious mistake" and accused the Israeli military leadership of "abandoning" its soldiers.

"The chief of staff's decision to dismiss senior officers is an abandonment of the fighters in the middle of a war and a serious mistake that conveys weakness," Ben Gvir posted on X. "Even if there are mistakes in identification, soldiers are backed up in war."