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Israeli defense minister announces resignation protesting Gaza truce


[11/14/2018 5:27:08 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced on Wednesday that he was resigning from the conservative coalition government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in protest at a Gaza truce.

Announcing his decision, 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”.

“What we're doing now as a state is buying short-term quiet, with the price being severe long-term damage to national security,” Lieberman said.

He added: “We should agree on a date for elections as early as possible,” while sharply criticising the ceasefire that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended.

*Reuters

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