Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismantled the six-member war cabinet, according to an Israeli official on Monday, following the exit of centrist former general Benny Gantz from the government. Netanyahu faced pressure from his nationalist-religious coalition partners, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich and National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, who sought inclusion in the war cabinet, potentially exacerbating tensions with international allies such as the United States. Netanyahu criticized the military's announcement of daily tactical pauses in combat along a key Gaza route to allow aid into the Palestinian territory. The military declared these pauses from 0500 GMT to 1600 GMT, affecting the area from Kerem Shalom Crossing to Salah al-Din Road and northward. An Israeli official revealed that Netanyahu found the 11-hour humanitarian pause unacceptable and communicated this to his military secretary. The military confirmed that regular operations would persist in Rafah, the primary focus in southern Gaza, where eight soldiers died on Saturday. National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, leading a nationalist religious party in Netanyahu's coalition, criticized the tactical pause decision, calling its proponent a 'fool' who should be dismissed. This conflict is part of ongoing disputes between the coalition and the military regarding the war's management, now in its ninth month. The tensions escalated after Benny Gantz, a centrist former general, left the government, accusing Netanyahu of lacking a viable strategy in Gaza. Last week, divisions were evident in a parliamentary vote on conscripting ultra-Orthodox Jews into the military, with Defence Minister Yoav Gallant opposing it despite party directives, stating it was inadequate for military needs. Religious parties in the coalition vehemently oppose conscription for the ultra-Orthodox, a stance that has angered many Israelis, intensifying with the war's duration. Lieutenant-General Herzi Halevi, the military's head, emphasized the 'definite need' to enlist more ultra-Orthodox soldiers due to their rapidly growing community.