Officials of the Israeli Kadima opposition party, headed by Tzipi Livni, are currently demanding the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu to launch a large-scale military offensive against the Gaza Strip, including a ground invasion.Party officials attacked Netanyahu after news of a cease fire between Israel and the Hamas movement in Gaza, were published by a number of news outlets.

Livni stated that in 2008 and 2009, Netanyahu opposed a ceasefire with Hamas and demanded a military attack against it.

It is worth mentioning that Livni, and the head of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Shaul Mofaz, in addition to Kadima acting head, Yohanan Pilsner, are strongly pushing for a large-scale military offensive, including a ground invasion, against the Gaza Strip.

On Sunday, Mofaz stated that the Israeli government must decide whether it wants the current situation to continue, or to start effective steps targeting the leadership of Hamas and its infrastructure, to eventually remove it from power in Gaza.

On his part, Pilsner stated that the Knesset Committee will support a comprehensive military attack against the Gaza Strip, and will support all initiatives that aim at striking Hamas and other resistance groups in Gaza.

Pilsner added that Israel cannot coexist with the current situation, and must act firmly against Hamas and other resistance groups in the coastal region.