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Israeli general resigns after regime’s war cabinet member steps down

The commander of the Israeli military’s Gaza Division has resigned his post over failure to prevent a historic operation by the Gaza Strip-based Palestinian resistance groups early last October.

Brigadier General Avi Rosenfeld’s resignation came on Sunday after the regime’s centrist politician, Benny Gantz, stepped down as a member of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s war cabinet.

Rosenfeld submitted his resignation in a letter to the chief of staff of the Israeli Occupation Forces, saying he “failed” in his mission to protect the regime in the face of the Palestinian resistance’s Operation al-Aqsa Storm, which was carried out on October 7, 2023.

“I have decided to end my position as commander of the 143rd Division (the Gaza Division) … as part of my responsibility as a commander,” he wrote in his resignation letter.

The operation, which was carried out by Hamas and the Islamic Jihad resistance groups, came in response to the occupying regime’s intensified crimes against the Palestinian people and the total siege of the territory, which has cut off fuel, electricity, food, medicine and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there.

Following the operation, Israel launched a genocidal war against Gaza, which has so far claimed the lives of over 37,000 Palestinian civilians, while leaving 84,494 others injured.

The Israeli general’s resignation came after Gantz stepped down in a blow to Netanyahu’s war cabinet, while accusing the prime minister of mismanaging the war in Gaza.

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