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Lieberman: We Know Who Did It

Foreign Minister says Israel knows who carried out attack in Delhi and that Israel will hit back.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 2/13/2012, 4:14 PM

Foreign Minister Lieberman (file)
Foreign Minister Lieberman (file)
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Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman reacted Monday to the explosion in an Israeli diplomat's car in India, and apparently also to a failed attack in Georgia.

"The citizens and the state of Israel are targets of terror. We know who carried out the terror attacks and who is behind the attacks. We will not go back to business as scheduled."

A diplomat's wife was reported moderately injured in the Delhi attack.

Lieberman rejected the latest demands by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, incuding a call for Israel to declare a new moratorium on construction for Jews in Judea and Samaria.

Regarding construction in Judea and Samaria, Lieberman said: "We will not accept any diktat or precondition in Judea and Samaria, certainly not a freeze. Freezing construction is an attempt to strangle the residents who were sent there."

"There will be no freeze in a government in which we [Yisrael Beitenu] sit."

Regarding the Tal Law that allows most hareidi-religious men of army age to avoid enlistment, Lieberman said that his party will create an alternative to the law. "I have asked MK David Rotem to take care of the matter," he said.