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  8/7/2014, Av 11, 5774

Steinitz: If Hamas Resumes Fire, We Will Have to Take Control of Gaza


With less than 13 hours to go until the end of the 72-hour ceasefire that has been in place, Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz believes that Israel will have to seriously consider a temporary takeover of Gaza and toppling Hamas regime.

In an interview with the BBC Steinitz said, "Should Hamas resume rocket attacks on Israel's cities, we will have no option except to take temporary control over Gaza in order to demilitarize the Gaza Strip from rockets and missiles."