Netanyahu: We need actions, not miracles

Netanyahu, in visit to Sderot, says government's "failures in Lebanon continue in Sderot."

netanyahu 224 (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])
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(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])
"Anyone who wants to see the continuation of the failure in Lebanon should come to Sderot," opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday afternoon during a visit to the rocket-stricken town. Netanyahu launched an attack on government policy against Gaza rockets in a meeting with students of the Amit yeshiva high school. "There are thousands of Israelis being barraged by rockets, a situation which can not continue," he stated. "This is a weak and failed government which is unable to use the strongest army in the Middle East against a group of terrorists," Netanyahu said. "We need to depend on actions, not miracles. We must change our policy from one of attrition to one of triumph. This government can not do it. A government led by me will do it." Netanyahu said that during his reign as prime minister, there were no rockets from Gaza. When Hizbullah fired at Israel, he said, they were struck hard in return. One of the students told Netanyahu that he did not plan to enlist in a combat unit in his upcoming army service, due to his feelings of abandonment by the state. Netanyahu urged him to change his mind, saying he should "not lose hope."