Bennett and Shaked: We'll vote against surrendering to Hamas

'Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar should just leave this world instead of prancing around like a proud peacock,' Bennett says.

Hezki Baruch,

Shaked (R) and Bennett in press conference
Shaked (R) and Bennett in press conference
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Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, who chair the New Right party, will vote in the Cabinet against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's agreement with Hamas to stop the launching of rockets from Gaza.

"It's not just the Israelis' feeling of humiliation," Bennett said. "[Hamas leader Yahya] Sinwar and [Hamas leader Ismail] Haniyeh are going to victory celebrations without any fear that Israel will eliminate them. That's not a way to establish deterrence. Shaked and I will vote in the cabinet against signing an agreement of Israel's surrender to Hamas."

"After more than 1,000 rockets this year, tens of thousands of incendiary balloons, a million Israelis in bomb shelters, Sinwar should just leave this world instead of prancing around like a proud peacock," Bennett added.

"Anyone who thinks that he bought us peace is wrong because surrendering to terrorism just whets their appetite for more terrorism. We can expect another wave of terror - a much more violent one."

Yisrael Beyteinu chairman and former Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman also attacked the Prime Minister: "The situation we have encountered is bankruptcy, both from a moral and security perspective. We see that IDF forces have been deployed - Israel is afraid. The biggest power in the Middle East is afraid of a terrorist organization."

"The residents of the south of Israel aren't second class and we can't abandon them," Liberman stressed. "Hamas must be subdued with a comprehensive plan like I already proposed in July. In the first stage, I expect the government to announce a halt on the transfer of funds to Hamas. I hope that the state of Israel will stop merely responding to Hamas and begin to initiate."




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