Chairman Avigdor Liberman of the Yisrael Beytenu party said, Friday, "Talk and messages that are relayed to Hamas about a cease fire are a serious mistake." Speaking in the western Negev city of Sderot against the backdrop of rocket fire from Gaza, he said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's stance of "Quiet will be responded to with quiet is a serious mistake and we in "Yisrael Beytenu" completely reject this. It's unthinkable that after they abducted and murdered three of our youths and after two straight weeks of missiles falling that Israel's approach be that quiet will be answered by quiet."
The foreign minister continued, "Even while we visit here, Hamas continues to grow stronger and produce missiles with a diameter of eight inches, that can reach Tel Aviv and all of Gush Dan, and to accept the reality that this is a mistake. Instead of dealing with the problem, we are pushing the problem under the rug."