Deputy Transportation Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) blasted on Monday the ceasefire offer by U.S. President Barack Obama, telling Arutz Sheva that the offer made it seem as though "the United States is working in the service of Hamas."
"Gaza is far from being demilitarized. Hamas still has all the tools to re-dig the tunnels and produce more rockets,” said Hotovely, who added, “This is one of the few military operations in recent years to win broad public support. Almost 90 percent of Israelis support the continuation of the operation and the completion of the work. National credit for the prime minister is equally as important as international credit.”