Habayit Yehudi had allegedly planned on resigning from the coalition, only to be preempted by outgoing Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman.
Liberman announced on Wednesday that he will resign his position and pull his Yisrael Beytenu faction out of the government. In a dramatic press conference, Liberman said that the recent ceasefire Israel signed with Hamas was “a capitulation to terrorism” and called for early elections “as soon as possible”.
According to Kan, Habayit Yehudi intended to resign as well on Wednesday to show their displeasure with the cease-fire, which came after hundreds of missiles rained down on southern Israel, only to be blindsided by Liberman’s announcement. Read more at Arutz Sheva.