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  7/28/2014, Av 1, 5774

Ministers: We Should Have Attacked Harder


Hawkish ministers in Israel's cabinet spoke about Operation Protective Edge in Gaza Monday morning as if they know it is effectively over.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Yair Shamir (Yisrael Beytenu), told Channel 2 that the IDF had enough time to truly defeat Hamas, but did not do so. “Three weeks are a very long time for a sophisticated and strong army like the IDF,” he opined. “It could have done in ten days what it did in 21 days, and then we would have had a few more days to hunt down the heads of Hamas.