Archive: 7/29/2014
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  7/29/2014, Av 2, 5774

Leftist MK Dismisses Calls to Retake Gaza as 'Cheap Populism'


Meretz Chairman Zehava Galon heavily criticized ministers who are pushing for an expansion of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza on Tuesday, claiming that to continue the self-defense campaign - or retake Gaza - would harm Israel's security.

"It is precisely because of the terrible loss of soldiers and our international legitimacy, which is gradually fading against the backdrop of destruction and casualties in Gaza, that ministers must remember that they are dealing with lives, not another speech for Likud," Galon fired.