Politicians to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's right and left spoke out
against Wednesday night's ceasefire, with only Labor, Meretz and others on the
left supporting it.
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"The goals of his operation were not reached, and the
next round is only a matter of time," opposition leader Shaul Mofaz (Kadima)
said. "We should not have stopped at this stage. Hamas got stronger and we did
not gain deterrence." Mofaz referred to his experience as IDF chief of staff and
leading Operation Defensive Shield, saying it is possible to defeat
"The army knows how to do its work, and we could have won this
time. A ceasefire at this point is a mistake; this is not how a war against
terror ends. Hamas has the upper hand," he stated.