Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened Hamas with war, claiming “now there is no choice”.
In an interview on Army Radio Thursday morning, the hawkish minister said that there is no escaping confrontation with Hamas.
However, the defense establishment “must turn over every stone before any confrontation, so they will not say that I’m dragging Israel into battle because of my own agenda,” he added.
“Neither fuel nor salaries interest them,” Liberman said. “The heads of Hamas themselves claim, ‘We want to remove the siege.”
Liberman claimed that following Hamas’ latest rocket attacks and incendiary balloons, Egyptian negotiators reached out and asked the defense establishment to provide another chance for truce talks with Hamas.
Source: Israeli media