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Israel’s Gantz rules out joining govt with PM facing serious indictment

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Israel’s Benny Gantz on Wednesday ruled out his Blue and White alliance joining a government led by a prime minister facing serious indictment, a reference to Benjamin Netanyahu’s legal situation.

“Blue and White led by me will not agree to sit in a government with a leader against whom stands a severe indictment,” Gantz said in a statement.

That came after Netanyahu was tasked with forming a new government following last week’s deadlocked election, as calls mount for a unity coalition.