Israeli Member of Knesset, head of the Foreign and Security Committee, Avigdor Lieberman, stated Monday [June 24 2013] that Israel should seriously consider “reoccupying and imposing fill Israeli military and security control over the Gaza Strip”.His statements came during an interview with the Israeli Radio. He said that “should Israel fail to respond for shells fired from Gaza, Hamas will own planes and hundreds of missiles that can strike Tel Aviv and Netanya”.

Lieberman added that Hamas “is not interested in living next to the Jews in Israel”, and added that Tel Aviv needs to “return to the Gaza Strip, and perform a root cleanup”.

He told the Radio that he does not know what Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, think about his “proposal”, but added that they should consider it.

Responding to his comments, head of the Meretz Israeli Movement, Member of Knesset, Zahava Gal-On, stated that Lieberman is trying to wage war by his irresponsible behaviors and statements.

Gal-On added that Netanyahu needs to act on easing tension, and to stop “the winds of war blowing in his coalition”.