The former Israeli military chief of staff Benny Gantz, considered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main contender in the upcoming Israeli election, has published four videos on Sunday with the title "Solo the strong victories".
In the short videos, published on the YouTube channel of his Hosen L & # 39; Yisrael, Gantz is proud of the assassination of Hamas military leader Ahmed Jabari, bombarding 6,231 targets in the Gaza Strip and killing 1,366 terrorists, the data are written on the screen against the background of images showing the destruction of Gaza and accompanied by dramatic music.
In the final video, Gantz expresses hope for peace and concludes the video with the phrase: "Here things could be different".
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The new party of Gantz launched its campaign on Thursday and runs under the slogan "Israel first of all".
According to two new polls published on Wednesday, the Gantz party would receive 13 seats in the 120-seat Knesset if the elections are held now. The polls also showed that 31% of Israelis believe that Gantz is more suitable than Netanyahu for the post of prime minister, compared to 42% who prefers Netanyahu.
In recent days, Netanyahu's Likud party lawmakers have criticized him for the death of an Israeli Druze border policeman, Madhat Yusuf, during the second intifada. Yusuf was shot and bled to the Tomb of Joseph near the city of Nablus, in the West Bank, in 2000, when Gantz was the commander of the division of the West Bank of the army.
The statements came after Gantz criticized the controversial law of the nation-state in the face of protests by the Druse community on the law.