Netanyahu (right) retreats, Gantz advances (Reuters)

Opinion polls in Israel continued to turn their back on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with 64% believing that his performance in the war on Gaza was not good, and the poll predicted the decline of the Likud party in exchange for the rise of the state camp led by Benny Gantz.

In addition to 64% who said they were not satisfied with Netanyahu's performance, 50% of the 600 Israelis said they were not entirely satisfied with his performance.

By contrast, 63% are satisfied with Defense Minister Yoav Galant's performance during the current war, and only 25% believe Netanyahu is suitable for the post of prime minister.

At the same time, the poll revealed that if parliamentary elections were held in Israel, Benny Gantz's State Camp party would be the largest party in Israel, winning 33 seats compared to 12 seats it won in the November 2022 elections, while Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party would receive 20 seats compared to 33 it had won in the last elections.

55% also expressed support for the decision of Israeli Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy to form an investigation committee regarding the events of the seventh of last October (the flood of Al-Aqsa), compared to 20% of those polled considered the decision unjustified.

Gantz beats Netanyahu

Another poll published by Maariv newspaper last Friday said that 48% of Israelis prefer Gantz as prime minister to Netanyahu, who received the support of 34% of respondents, while the rest of the respondents did not have a specific opinion.

According to the Anadolu Agency news agency, the possibility of holding parliamentary elections is not in sight in light of the ongoing war on Gaza since the seventh of last October, but Israeli estimates indicate the possibility of returning to the polls after the war.

Thousands of Israelis demonstrate weekly across Israel, demanding the resignation of the current government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu and early elections.

Since the battle of the Al-Aqsa flood on October 7, Netanyahu has been criticized by the opposition and former military officials and officials, who accused him of failing to manage the government and the war on the Gaza Strip.

Source : Al Jazeera + Agencies