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Daily Israel Report

Jewish Home MK Calls For 'Much More Than Sanctions'

MK Struk welcomes security cabinet decision to suspend peace talks, says such blatant PA moves require more than financial sanctions.
By Hezki Ezra, Ari Yashar
First Publish: 4/24/2014, 8:41 PM

MK Orit Struk
MK Orit Struk
Flash 90

MK Orit Struk (Jewish Home) praised the security cabinet decision Thursday to suspend peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA), after the PA signed a unity deal with Hamas the day before.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Struk discussed the move, which included financial sanctions on the PA and the cutting of all diplomatic contact.

According to Struk, much more than financial sanctions are required in Israel's response.

"It can't be that they turn to the UN in such a blatant unilateral manner, and join with Hamas so blatantly, and the only response by Israel is limited to money issues; there needs to be much more," stated Struk.

The MK added "I hope there will be additional steps in the near future."

As for suspending the talks, Struk opined "stopping the negotiations is the most needed and obvious thing. Of course it should be welcomed, but it didn't have to take so many hours to decide on it."

The security cabinet meeting on Thursday during which the decision to suspend the talks was made lasted six hours.