Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman met with Gaza border residents on Friday where he said their situation is unacceptable due to the loss of security they feel, and that Hamas pushes the IDF to launch a wide scale military operation in Gaza.
“We are making efforts to weigh the issues and be responsible, but the heads of Hamas are forcefully leading us to a situation in which we will have no choice, to a situation in which we will have to embark on a wide scale and painful military operation that is not intended for show — a wide scale and painful military operation,” Liberman said during his meeting with the residents.
“Any reasonable person who sees the burned natural woodland which is thousands of dunams of agricultural farms that are burned understands that the situation is intolerable. It’s not something spontaneous, it’s not children, it’s not a wave, it’s the heads of Hamas who are leading the fires and kites and all the friction on the border,” he said.
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