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Israeli Defenсe Minister Lieberman Resigns

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Wednesday, 14 November, 2018, 16:05
Israeli Defenсe Minister Lieberman Resigns

Israeli Defence Minister Avidgor Lieberman stepped down from his position on Wednesday, slamming Prime Minister Netanyahu for "surrendering to Hamas terror."

"If I were to continue as defense minister I wouldn't be able to look the residents of the south in the eye," he said, as quoted by The Jerusalem Post, in a nod to Tuesday's ceasefire with Hamas. "This will severely harm our security in the long term," Lieberman added.

According to Lieberman, he didn't see eye to eye with Netanyahu on many things, including allowing Qatari gas into Gaza and delaying the demolition of Khan al Ahmar, a Palestinian community on the West Bank.

Describing Israeli response to the recent launch of hundreds of rockets from Gaza as insufficient, Liberman named two conditions for humanitarian aid to be supplied to Gaza: bring back the captives and ensure no riots at the Gaza border.

Hamas called Lieberman's resignation a "victory for Gaza."