Ranking members of Kadima responded harshly on Sunday to fellow party member MK Shaul Mofaz after he unveiled a peace plan and suggested he might be willing to sit down with Hamas.
Mofaz called for the creation of an interim Palestinian state with temporary borders in 60 percent of the West Bank, Gaza, followed by final-status agreements.
"In the Knesset, we deal with legislating and less so with state policy," Israel Radio quoted Kadima party members as saying. They added that, "If Mofaz has a plan, he should present it within party institutions."
Similarly, Army Radio reported members of Kadima as calling Mofaz's proposal, "an irresponsible step."
The radio station also quoted them as saying, "Especially when we're speaking in the world about delegitimizing Hamas's existence, Mofaz turns them into negotiating partners...."