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Israel’s Jewish Home threatens Netanyahu: ‘Give us Defence Ministry or we leave’

15 November, 2018, 11:01 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Smoke rises during an Israeli air strike in Gaza

Announcing his decision in a news conference, which takes effect 48 hours after he puts it in writing, Lieberman deemed Tuesday's Egyptian-mediated deal with the Palestinian group Hamas "a capitulation to terror".

Militants in Gaza fired 460 rockets and mortars into Israel, drawing retaliatory airstrikes from Israel against 160 targets in Gaza.

In this file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and former Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman speak to the press in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 8, 2016.

Lieberman charged that in negotiating with Hamas, Israel was "buying short-term quiet at the cost of serious damage to national security on the long term".

"Behold the political slaughter dealt to leaders of the occupation who aren't capable of dealing with Gaza", it said in a statement.

"The time has come for us to understand what every child in Gaza knows: Bibi is in favour of the Hamas regime", Nahum Barnea wrote in Israel's Yediot Aharonot newspaper, using the premier's nickname.

The Egyptian-brokered truce was announced by Gaza militant groups, including Hamas, on Tuesday.

Kuwait, which represents Arab countries at the council, and Bolivia requested the meeting following the worst flare-up in Gaza since the 2014 war between Hamas and Israel.

"I hear the voices of the residents of the south", Netanyahu said, speaking Wednesday at a memorial service for the nation's founding father, David Ben Gurion.

Bennett - who is also education minister - threatened to withdraw his party from the ruling coalition if he is not given the position of defence minister.

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"At these moments, leadership is not to do the easy thing; leadership is to do the right thing, even if it is hard".

Less than a day after Likud supporters demonstrated against Netanyahu in the southern city of Sderot, demanding harsher retaliation in Gaza after over 400 rockets were launched from the Strip into Israel, Liberman is now relying on public resentment toward the prime minister's "lenient" response - which had the support of all the heads of the security establishment. "In my opinion, even if we kill 40,000 Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists, it is not worth losing one Israeli life".

"Egypt's efforts have been able to achieve a ceasefire between the resistance and the Zionist enemy", the statement by the Gaza groups said.

Two of the Palestinian casualties were reportedly farmers, and the other five were militants.

The conflict began on Sunday, when Israeli special forces entered the town of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip.

Demonstrators each week have approach the border fence, throwing firebombs, grenades and burning tires at Israeli troops.

Before Sunday's raid, Egyptian and United Nations mediators had made progress in reducing tensions.

Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza have fought three wars since 2008, and protests and clashes along the Gaza border since March 30 have repeatedly raised fears of a fourth.

In recent days, Israel allowed fuel shipments to increase the power supply in Gaza, which suffers from frequent blackouts, and agreed to additional Qatari assistance to allow Hamas to pay the salaries of its thousands of unpaid workers.

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