Netanyahu Slams Cease-Fire

Ad Feedback - JERUSALEM, Israel - Opposition leader and Likud chairman Binyamin Netanyahu slammed the government's decision to accept a cease-fire agreement with the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip.

"What can this artificial truce possibly achieve? Will Hamas dismantle its lathes? It will only use this time to bring more Kassam rockets and Grad KATYUSHA rockets into the Strip. There's no doubt about it," Netanyahu said.

"We got nothing. The government is allowing Hamas to go about rearming before the next round of terror attacks," he said.

"We want the children of [the rocket-besieged city of] Sderot to sleep peacefully for many years to come. We have no choice but to act. We have to stop being passive and work toward topping Hamas's rule I[in the Gaza Strip]," he said.

According to the Israeli daily Haaretz, when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas travels to the Gaza Strip next week, he will encounter a "politically strengthened Hamas," which has achieved its goal with cease-fire: stopping the Israel Defense Forces counter-terror operations, leaving Hamas free to rearm and focus on its political agenda.

Source: YNet news

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