Likud MK Tzachi Hanegbi reacted to Naftali Bennett’s statements on Wednesday morning, saying the economy minister “exaggerated to a great extent.”
According to Hanegbi, the defense establishment’s assessment is that Hamas has no interest in escalating tensions with Israel at this time. In light of this state of affairs, Israel is “maintaining readiness and continues to exert great effort to prove its eagerness for peace.”
Labor MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, meanwhile, told Israel Radio that peace talks with the Palestinians are “an Israeli strategic interest.”
The former defense minister said the government “must not let up in efforts to push the talks forward,” according to Israel Radio, while at the same time taking a tough stance against terrorist organizations.