'Political infighting over Gaza is hurting Israel'

Construction Minister slams ministers who snipe at each other over Gaza security situation.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Yoav Galant
Yoav Galant
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Construction and Housing Minister and member of the Political Security Cabinet, Maj. Gen. (res.) Yoav Galant, addressed the security events in the south at the Israeli real estate summit Sunday.

Galant slammed his colleagues in the Security Cabinet who have sniped at each other in recent weeks over the security situation in the Gaza periphery. "The political talk about security issues harms us and it is worthwhile to stop it."

"If we fight, we do not chatter [about it]," Galant said, "before we go to war, we have to exhaust all the possibilities. We can strike at Hamas with full force, but we must see war as a last resort."

"The balance of power between Israel and Gaza and between the IDF and Hamas is one thousand to one," added Galant. "At any given moment we know how to achieve almost every military achievement against them - the question is what the price is and where we want to go. Some of those who make suggestions have never been in Gaza."

"I think we need to create a status quo that will serve us until the conditions are ripe for taking control of the murderous terrorist organization called Hamas, which not only threatens the security of the State of Israel, but also takes captive two million Palestinians hostage."