Israeli Member of Knesset, head of the Foreign and Security Committee, Avigdor Lieberman, stated Monday [June 24 2013] that Israel should seriously consider â€śreoccupying and imposing fill Israeli military and security control over the Gaza Stripâ€ť.His statements came during an interview with the Israeli Radio. He said that â€śshould Israel fail to respond for shells fired from Gaza, Hamas will own planes and hundreds of missiles that can strike Tel Aviv and Netanyaâ€ť.
Lieberman added that Hamas â€śis not interested in living next to the Jews in Israelâ€ť, and added that Tel Aviv needs to â€śreturn to the Gaza Strip, and perform a root cleanupâ€ť.
He told the Radio that he does not know what Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Defense Minister, Moshe Yaâ€™alon, think about his â€śproposalâ€ť, 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 â€śthe winds of war blowing in his coalitionâ€ť.