MK Chaim Yellin (Yesh Atid), who lives near Gaza, told Arutz Sheva, “We have to understand one thing: Hamas wants to dictate a new equation to the State of Israel and to the cabinet. They say that the tens of thousands of dunams that were burned because of kites and balloons are not terrorism. The cabinet made a decision that it is terror, and I hope that this is not a one-time decision.”
Arutz Sheva asked Yellin if he is disappointed with the conduct of the Israeli cabinet. Yellin said, “I am disappointed that only after 81 days do you make the decision, because there was no reason in the world not to bomb their bases. I understand that as long as the kites and balloons have not been legally declared as weapons, you can’t hit those launching them. But what prevents a tactical decision to come and hit bases and factories that produce the missiles? After all, with the [terror] tunnels we don’t have to wait for anybody.”
“I am offended in the name of the state that we are not beating them to a pulp. We have to launch a two-pronged attack: one attack against Hamas’ military wing, and simultaneously to sit with mediators for a discussion with Hamas’ political wing.
“I invite you to my home every day at 4 PM. You will come to me with the car, we will extinguish fires and you will understand exactly what is happening in our area. Everything is burned.”