'Livni-Herzog Will Turn Judea-Samaria to Hamastan'

Ya'alon slams Livni for asking for Kerry to veto PA UN bid to help Israeli Left in elections, views Hamas responsible for rocket attack.

Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar,

Moshe Ya'alon, Tzipi Livni
Moshe Ya'alon, Tzipi Livni
Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) on Sunday hit out at Hatnua chairperson Tzipi Livni, over reports she asked US Secretary of State John Kerry to shoot down a unilateral Palestinian Authority (PA) UN bid so as to help the Left in elections.

Speaking at the Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE), Ya'alon called Livni's move "invalid to its core, because you can't involve foreign sources in Israeli political matters."

Livni hasn't only received election "help" from Kerry; early this month the Movement for Governability and Democracy slammed Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein for what it said constituted a violation of the law, when he gave Livni election plugs as she left her office as Justice Minister.

In the farewell ceremony, Weinstein called Livni "the guardian of democracy," and added "it seems to me that the public in Israel can't give up on your skills, your honesty and your abilities."

"It's clear to all of us that if Tzipi Livni and (Labor head Yitzhak) Buji Herzog were in power, there would have been Hamastan in the (West) Bank for a long time already," said Ya'alon Sunday, referencing the recent union of Hatnua and Labor.

The Hamas terrorist organization did indeed try to stage a military coup against the PA in Judea and Samaria earlier this year that was foiled by the IDF, after having taken power from the PA in Gaza back in 2007.

Responding to the rocket fired on Israel by Gaza terrorists last Friday, Ya'alon said "this was a global faction of jihad (that shot the rocket), but I view Hamas as responsible for the fire. The response to the fire was the bombing of a cement factory in Gaza."

The concrete factory apparently was being used to repair terror tunnels into Israel to attack Israeli citizens.

"Hamas is signalling that it stopped the fire and it has an interest to keep the quiet; at the same time, if additional rockets are fired at Israel the IDF will respond harshly," said Ya'alon.