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  2/26/2013, Adar 16, 5773

Rockets Show Yesha Escalation Leads to Gaza Escalation


Member of Knesset Omer Bar-Lev (Labor) said, Tuesday morning, that the rockets fired at the southern Mediterranean port of Ashkelon show that escalation of hostile Arab activity in Judea and Samaria (Shomron) will inevitably lead to an escalation in hostile activity originating in Gaza. Interviewed by Kol Yisrael government radio, the newly-elected Knesset member said the Israel Defense Forces are performing their duties faithfully but the problem is the instructions of the political echelon and the government's non-involvement in a process leading to a solution of issues with the Palestinian Authority.

Regarding Labor's entering the coalition, Bar-Lev said the party will support any initiative that will create a new Arab state, but that does not require that the party enter the government.