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  8/8/2014, Av 12, 5774

MK Lavie: Toppling Hamas Isn't the Answer

MK Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) on Friday related to the renewed rocket fire on Israel, saying that Israel must not cave in to Hamas's desire to drag it into war.

"The missile barrages that resumed this morning raise once again the instinctive desire to solve the whole problem by way of a ground incursion and toppling Hamas. We must not do so," she said, adding, "We have to be patient, and view the current campaign as another round in the persistent fight we have been holding for over a hundred years over the right to live in our country. We must be released from the impatient thinking that there is a solution of the quick fix."