Kahlon: Gaza Truce ‘Not A Win’ for Hamas

Israeli politician former Likud minister and head the Kulanu party, Moshe Kahlon, delivers a speech during a debate on economy on March 11, 2015 in the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Six days before Israel votes in a snap general election, the centre-left Zionist Union opened a lead of …
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The Timesof Israel reports: Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said Saturday that the Israeli government knew that the truce with Palestinian terror group Hamas in the Gaza Strip would not be a popular decision, but that security chiefs were unanimous in their recommendations that this was the right course of action.

In an interview on Hadashot TV, Kahlon said the decision “came from a sense of great responsibility,” but “we knew it would be unpopular.”

The truce with Hamas last week prompted Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman to resign on Wednesday, has drawn criticism from some residents of southern Israel who accuse the government of being soft on the terror group, and seems to have put Israel on course to early elections.

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