‘Israeli’ Politicians Put Hooks in Apparent Gaza Ceasefire
By Staff, Agencies
‘Israeli’ Blue and White Chairman Benny Gantz responded to the ceasefire announced Monday by the occupation army and criticized the government's policy, which he considered led to the loss of the Zionist deterrence.
Gantz also called for exploiting the quiet, if preserved, to promote a political process that would ensure long-term peace.
"Almost 700 launches into ‘Israeli’ territory, many wounded and hurt, and four killed - all of them the result of the loss of deterrence - end with another surrender to the blackmail of Hamas and the ‘terrorist’ organizations," Gantz claimed.
"All that the government did, once again, is to facilitate next campaign ahead."
He said that he expected a “severe” response should there be a return of hostilities or otherwise a meaningful long-term agreement that ensures “a genuine political process that will lead to the return of the bodies of our fallen soldiers and those who are missing, and to ensure long-term peace and stability."
Gantz further expressed his support for the Zionist entity’s ‘security’ forces and the southern settlers.
Meanwhile, party co-leader Yair Lapid and fellow party member former military chief Moshe Ya'alon also reacted to the ceasefire with similar sentiments but with even more scathing criticism of Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“Netanyahu used the residents of the south as a bulletproof vest on the way to a complete submission against Hamas,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Netanyahu will not solve the problem in Gaza. He does not have the operational and political courage to do so. The least he has to do is explain to ‘Israeli’ citizens the situation but even for that he lacks the courage.”
Ya'alon was even more cynical, saying that Netanyahu "buys temporary peace only for his political survival."
Netanyahu’s fellow Likud parliamentarian Gideon Sa'ar was critical of the temporary truce, stressing that it does not accomplish anything for ‘Israel’, given the circumstances.
Relatively, left-wing Labor chairman Avi Gabai said that Netanyahu's government has only strengthened Hamas over the past 20 years, only to pave the way for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group today.