Peretz: Gov't policy contributed to Hamas victory

Labor Party Chairman Amir Peretz accused Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert late Saturday of only speaking out "about the IDF and security forces who failed to predict the Hamas victory [in Wednesday's PLC elections]." He did this, said Peretz, instead of talking about the government's "responsibility" for "failing to notice that government policy would bring such a sweeping victory for the Hamas." Peretz spoke at an election gathering in Lod.