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News Brief

  6/25/2008, Sivan 22, 5768

Gaza Operation Was Called Off Due to Politics


MK Tzvi Hendel (NRP-NU) stated today in the Knesset that “the Prime Minister says the Defense Minister’s decision not to initiate a military operation in the South, was based on political considerations… and I respect a Prime Minister who can speak the truth”

In response, PM Ehud Olmert denied the “unfair” statement and noted that “the Defense Minister is acting responsibly” with regards to the security situation in Gaza.