Even Leftist MK's now want Netanyahu to pound Hamas
Even MK's on the Left have had it with Hamas at this point. They want Prime Minister Netanyahu to shoot now and talk later
Even MKs on the Left pushed Netanyahu to use more force. Opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Labor) said the prime minister’s job was to provide security and complete quiet to residents of the South.
“If as Netanyahu said, Hamas has been vanquished, he should reach a diplomatic deal under the best terms possible for Israel,” Herzog said. “But if the government will surrender in order to bring about a fake quiet like we had until today, it would prove that it is a weak government that has failed.”
Labor MK Nachman Shai said Netanyahu should end negotiations with Hamas.
“No more talking, shoot,” Shai said. “That is the only language Hamas understands.”
But Science and Technology Minister Yaakov Peri (Yesh Atid) warned against recapturing the Gaza Strip.
Israel had no desire to control the Palestinians who live there, he said.
As to that last comment (and he's both in the government and a former Shin Bet chief), well maybe. But I think an awful lot of us would be happy if those who cannot live in peace with us would just get up and move elsewhere. Maybe Obama wants them.
Labels: Gaza, Hamas, IDF, Nachman Shai, Operation Protective Edge, Yitzchak Herzog