Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi) responded Sunday afternoon to Hamas' request for a humanitarian cease-fire after breaking the previous, Israel-agreed cease-fire earlier in the day. "After breaking the cease-fire and killing our soldiers, Hamas is now on its knees begging for a humanitarian cease-fire," Ariel said. "Mr. Prime Minister, don't let them have it! Now is the time to strike them until the end and finish this story once and for all. The time has come for us to stop being nice."