Netanyahu Defends His Position: ‘Hamas Was Begging For A Ceasefire’

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu defended his government’s handling of the recent conflict with Hamas, and the decision to accept an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with the terror group following two days of rocket attacks on southern Israel.

Speaking at an event in honor of Israel’s first premier, David Ben Gurion, Netanyahu said the government must sometimes make “fateful decisions” regarding Israel’s security, even when they go against public opinion.

“In times of emergency, when making decisions crucial to security, the public can’t always be privy to the considerations that must be hidden from the enemy. At these moments, leadership doesn’t mean doing what is easy. Real leadership means doing what is correct, even if it is difficult. That kind of leadership requires us to face criticism sometimes, when you know critical, secret information which you cannot reveal to the Israeli public, or in this case to the residents of southern Israel, whom I love and cherish so much.”

Netanyahu also said the Gaza-based Hamas terror group “begged” for a cessation to the fighting.

“Our enemies begged for a ceasefire and they knew very well why.”

Read more at Arutz Sheva.

{Matzav.com}

8 COMMENTS

  1. Therefore what? If they were pounding you and you begged for a ceasefire would they give it? And then they brag how much damage they can do at which point do you say enough

  2. I wonder if George Washington would of stopped crossing the Hudson River if the British would of “begged” him not to? What an idiot!
    The only logical conclusion I can come up with, why Bibi has suddenly folded like a cheap camera, is that the Shin Daled has damming information about him & his wife and read him the riot act.

  3. Of course Hamas very well knew why they were begging for a ceasefire. Everyone knows why: They used up their supply of rockets and need the time to restock without having to worry about Israeli retaliation. Once they have enough rockets to go at it again, they will not hesitate to do so, and the cycle starts anew without any real resolution. In the meantime, the southern part of the country lives in fear of a renewed attack with symbolic retaliation by the IDF. Israel is being led around like a puppet on a string by Hamas. Hamas should NOT be calling the shots, literally or figuratively!

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