BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Wednesday afternoon that he will take over the role as Defense Minister.
Netanyahu’s decision to take over as Defense Minister comes just two hours after Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation from this role.
Lieberman’s reason for resigning was due to his discontent over the recent ceasefire agreement that was established between the Palestinians and Israelis.
Netanyahu will now assume the role as Israel’s Defense Minister, along with Prime Minister, Health Minister, and Foreign Minister.
Some Palestinian groups, including Hamas, are now hailing Lieberman’s resignation as a political victory against Israel.