Lieberman: Gaza must be cut off

Minister unveils new plan, says Gaza should be declared a "hostile entity."

May 31, 2007 11:02
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lieberman 298.88. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)


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The Gaza Strip must be completely cut off from Israel, and it should be declared a "hostile entity," Strategic Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday in a new plan he unveiled. According to Lieberman, Israel should bomb Gaza after every Kassam rocket strike, cancel visitation rights to Palestinian prisoners until kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit is released, and immediately cease contacts with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. "Israel will start regarding Gaza and the West Bank as two separate entities - the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction will cover the West Bank alone, Gaza will be regarded a hostile, independent political entity - Hamastan. The Palestinians can blame no one but themselves for this - it is their own doing, their own choice," he stressed. Read Lieberman's JPost blog for full details of his plan

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