Lieberman: Cease-fire served to legitimize Hamas

MKs Lieberman, Eldad, Hermesh all respond to Kassams, slam gov't, call for dispersion of Knesset.

Lieberman makes point 224 88 aj (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimksi [file])
Lieberman makes point 224 88 aj
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimksi [file])
MKs Avigdor Lieberman (Israel Beiteinu), Arieh Eldad (NU-NRP) and Arieh Eldad (NU-NRP) all separately responded on Tuesday afternoon to the firing of Kassam rockets from the Gaza Strip that violated the Gaza cease-fire. "The surrender agreement with Hamas has achieved its aims - security and legitimacy before the international community for Hamas, and a continuation of terror against residents of the South," said Lieberman. Tuesday's attack, according to Lieberman, "confirms that the government is not capable of dealing with the issue of security." He went on to express support for a bill to disperse the Knesset. The first reading of the bill will be brought for a vote on Wednesday. Eldad echoed similar sentiments. "After the government surrendered to Hamas and agreed to a cease-fire, after we agreed to open crossings before freeing [kidnapped IDF solider] Gilad Schalit, the Arabs told [us] what they think of the … government of Israel and fired Kassams at Sderot," he said. "There's no doubt - this government has no right to exist," he went on. Also responding to the barrage, Hermesh, himself a resident of Kibbutz Kfar Aza, expressed a lack of confidence in the seemingly broken cease-fire, and called for action to protect residents of the South. "This morning [Defense Minister] Ehud Barak, during a tour near the Gaza border, said that the cease-fire was being answered with calm," he said. "I question [that] and look forward to seeing in in what way [the government] will respond to the aggression against Sderot and other Gaza-border communities."