The Israel Defense Force's launch of an internal investigation into the failures of October 7 led to another shouting match in the cabinet this week as ministers and top military commanders met to discuss the war against Hamas.
Last week saw similar scenes, as some Likud lawmakers and other right-wing ministers demanded to know why the army was launching an investigation while fighting still raged in Gaza.
"Why do we need to investigate now?" Regional Cooperation Minister David Amsalem demanded at the first of the two meetings, on January 4. "So that military people are on the defensive instead of busying themselves with winning [the war]?"
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Lazar Berman is the Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter and a Middle East Forum Writing Fellow.