Gantz Submits Resolution for State Inquiry Into Submarine Deals

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu climbs out after a visit inside the Rahav, the fifth submarine in the Navy’s fleet, after it arrived in Haifa port in 2016. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Sunday submitted his ministry’s resolution to the government secretariat, in conjunction with the Justice Ministry, to establish a state commission of inquiry to investigate the purchase of German submarines and other vessels several years ago.

Gantz and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett agreed to present the resolution to the government following the ratification of the state budget. The resolution was also coordinated with the Finance and Foreign Ministries.