Amichai Eliyahu
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Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu clarified on Wednesday that his party is expected to oppose any agreement to release hostages that would include the release of terrorists with blood on their hands.

"I don't see an agreement that releases terrorists with blood on their hands, we will strongly oppose it. The very discussion of this indicates the weakness of the negotiating team," he said in an interview with the haredi radio station Kol Chai.

Commenting on the IDF's withdrawal from Gaza, Eliyahu said, "We have not lost the war, and we are not yet in a clear and complete victory, but we will get there. The problem is within us, in the people who glorify shaheeds.”

"In the IDF there are many people with progressive views, there are also former senior officials with distorted views, and they have a very large influence. Even within the government there is complexity, Minister Gallant is not 100 percent with us,” said Eliyahu.

"We have already broken at least 60-70 percent of Hamas, we need to echo this victory as well," he added.