Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday that a unity deal between Hamas and Fatah means that terrorists will launch missiles from the West Bank.
"A red line has been crossed, and Israel must decide what we are going to do," Lieberman told Israel Radio. "Hundreds of terrorists from Hamas will go free throughout Judea and Samaria."
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"The international community should enforce the terms it gave the Palestinians: abandoning terror, recognizing Israel, and respecting previous agreements," Lieberman said.
He also explained that the agreement between the two Palestinian
factions came because of "panic" on both sides. Hamas is concerned that
their "patron," Syrian President Bashar Assad, is facing a crisis, and
Fatah's no longer has the support of former Egyptian president Hosni
Mubarak, Lieberman explained.
Kadima MK Nachman Shai called the Hamas-Fatah agreement Prime Minister Netanyahu's "great failure."
"Netanyahu failed to understand the strategic changes in the Arab world
and their implications on the Palestinians. The unity between Hamas and
Fatah produces a new political and security reality, which surprises
Israel and forces it to present a new political program that is not
under the control of the prime minister. The result is that the road to
international recognition of a unilaterally-declared Palestinian state
is open," Shai said in a statement.