Welfare Minister Haim Katz resigned from the government on Friday after Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced earlier in the week that he plans to indict him on fraud and breach of trust charges.
Katz handed his resignation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, writing: “In all my actions, fulfilling my duties as a minister and as a Member of Knesset, I acted in an impartial way and in the public interest.”
Following Katz’s resignation, Likud MK Tzipi Hotovely, who currently serves as deputy foreign minister, said she expected to be appointed to the post. She added that she hoped Katz would be acquitted of any wrongdoing.
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