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Israel's defense chief resigns over Gaza cease-fire

Xinhua/UNB     14th November, 2018 06:32:05 printer

Israel's defense chief resigns over Gaza cease-fire

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned from the government on Wednesday, reiterating that the government lacks hard hand against Gaza's Hamas.

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to go toward a long-term cease-fire agreement with Hamas, a Palestinian Islamist group that runs Gaza, was "caving in to terror," Lieberman said in a broadcast press conference.

 

He criticized the government's decision to agree to halt a two-day airstrike in Gaza in order to stop barrages of rockets from Gaza at southern Israel, instead of launching a fully-fledged war against Gaza.

 

He urged the government to dissolve the parliament and go to early elections as soon as possible.

 

The resignation will come into effect in 48 hours.


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