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  8/9/2014, Av 13, 5774

Steinitz: If Rocket Fire Continues We'll Most Likely Take Back Gaza Temporarily


Intelligence and Strategy Minister Yuval Steinitz tonight (Motzei Shabbat) told Channel 10 that the Security Cabinet will be weighing in on taking control of Gaza should Hamas rocket fire into Israel persist.

"Should Hamas continue to fire rockets at Israel over the next days or weeks, we will have no choice. We will have to seriously consider the full takeover of the Gaza Strip for a number of days or months, to overpower Hamas, and demilitarize Gaza, by getting rid of weapons, rockets and rocket production facilities," Steinitz explained.