Army and security officials criticized Vice Premier Shimon Peres Wednesday for his request to ease the passage of Gazans through Israel.
An army spokesman said, â€œWe still havenâ€™t reached a new mideast condition which affords security concerns to remain second to any other concern.â€
â€œThe threat of terror attacks through [Gaza-Israel] checkpoints has not only continued after disengagement but has actually increased,â€ Army Radio reported that he said.
A spokesman for the Vice Premier's office responded to the statement by saying, â€œThere is an agreement that minister Mofaz will deal with all security matters, and that minister Peres will deal with all economic and civilian affairs.â€
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