Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu responded to Saturday night to allegations made against him by Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman and other senior government officials over the recent wave of terrorism.
"Instead of fighting terrorism, Bennett's government of fraud and weakness is preoccupied with false briefings," Netanyahu wrote.
"As usual, they forget the facts: Netanyahu was the one who ordered the elimination of Ahmed Jabari, the commander of Hamas' military wing, and Abu al-Ata, the senior commander of Islamic Jihad. Netanyahu ordered the extension of Operation Guardian of the Walls in order to try to eliminate [Yahya] Sinwar and Mohammed Deif, contrary to pressure from various elements in Israel."
"During Operation Guardian of the Walls, Netanyahu ordered the elimination of the Hamas metro - the infrastructure of the underground tunnels in Gaza. Under his leadership, 200 terrorists were eliminated during the operation, including 25 senior commanders, 10 high-rise towers in Gaza were shot down and Hamas' maritime and air units were eliminated," he wrote.
"Under Netanyahu, Hamas knew it would pay a price. Under Bennett, they feel his weakness - and they dare. When terrorism meets weakness, it raises its head. When terrorism meets power, it lowers its head. That is why, in the decade of the Likud and Netanyahu, it was the quietest and safest in the history of the country, according to IDF data. Under Bennett - 19 have been murdered in just the last month and a half."
"Today, Hamas sees a weak government that depends on supporters of terrorism and is unable to fight terrorism, strike at senior Hamas figures and restore peace and security to the citizens of Israel. There is no reason to wait for the next attack. This government must go home. We must immediately establish a strong national government headed by Netanyahu that will restore peace and security to the citizens of Israel."