Who is Yoav Gallant, Israel’s touted next prime minister?

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The New Arab

Since Israel announced a complete siege on the Gaza Strip on 7 October, Defence Minister Yoav Gallant has become the face of the military assault on the enclave. Gallant is viewed as a more pragmatic minister than the far-right idealogues that fill Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet, but he has also overseen one of the most intense bombing campaigns in modern history killing thousands of children. With Gallant’s name put forward as a potential challenger to Netanyahu we look at the defence minister’s military and political rise, and why he might be Israel’s next leader. What is Gallan…

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