A-G to Gantz: Army Radio closure should require Knesset law

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit on Tuesday sent a legal opinion to Defense Minister Benny Gantz that he should probably not close Army Radio absent a full-fledged Knesset law, including the transparent public debate such a process makes possible.

Mandelblit said that closing Army Radio without a full-fledged law would be "legally difficult" since it would be a major shift in a long-standing policy or norm.

However, the attorney-general said that he probably could not declare such a move illegal as long as it was at least done by a formal government decision, as opposed to a mere decision by Gantz himself.

This is a developing story.

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