Government's decision to end Operation Pillar of Defense draws harsh criticism from MKs. Lapid says goals not achieved, National Union's Ariel calls truce 'embarrassing capitulation'. Labor Party chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich, who backed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu throughout Operation Pillar of Defense, also expressed her support for the ceasefire with Hamas, which went into effect at 9 pm Wednesday. "Let's hope that the justified goals that were set before the operation have actually been achieved," she said. However, Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid and several other politicians leveled harsh criticism at the government's decision to agree to a ceasefire. "The truce comes at the worst possible time and before the goals set by the government itself had been achieved," he said. "After it was promised that Hamas would be eliminated and that we would not negotiate with it, the State of Israel negotiated with Hamas and failed to eliminate it," said Lapid. "The government displayed weakness and hesitance in the implementation of its goals after promising complete calm to the residents of Israel." Haim Ramon, who served as vice prime minister during Operation Cast Lead some four years ago, also criticized the ceasefire. "Unfortunately, it is obvious that this operation did not achieve its goals – when the main goal was to end the suffering of a million and a half citizens," he told Ynet. Opposition leader Shaul Mofaz blasted the decision to announce a ceasefire in Gaza, saying that "the operation's goals haven't been met. It's only a matter of time before the next round occurs. This is not how you end a battle against terrorism." Mofaz claimed that "the operation shouldn't have been stopped at this point. Hamas is empowered and deterrence hasn't been restored. Hamas has the upper hand." National Union Chairman Uri Ariel said that the Israeli ceasefire announcement was "a lame display that unsuccessfully attempted to excuse the embarrassing capitulation of the Netanyahu-Lieberman government." The Knesset member said that "the residents of Israel feel betrayed, and they know that they will have to experience the government's hesitance on their own flesh."
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BEE'S NOTE: THE INK ISN'T DRY FROM WHATEVER "AGREEMENT" WAS MADE BETWEEN THE PARTIES AT THE MEDIATION TABLE IN CAIRO, AND ALREADY, THE TRUCE HAS BEEN BROKEN BY HAMAS! SURPRISE, SURPRISE! AMAZING THAT THE WEST KNOWS BETTER THAN TO MAKE AGREEMENTS WITH TERRORISTS, AND YET WE HAVE FORCED/DEMANDED OF ISRAEL WHAT THE WORLD WOULD NOT DO IF IN THE SAME SITUATION.
Stunner… Hamas Fires Twelve Missiles Into Israel an Hour After Ceasefire …Update: 20 Missiles Fired -Posted by Jim Hoft onWednesday, November 21, 2012, 5:07 PM on THE GATEWAY PUNDIT
All we are saying, is give peace a chance…Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire today.It took Hamas about an hour before they started shooting off missiles into Israel.
DRAMATIC PHOTOOF IRON DOME INTERCEPTING ROCKET FIRED ON ASHDOD AFTER CEASEFIRE TONIGHT 13 ROCKETS EXPLODE AFTER 9:00
More… 12 ROCKETS EXPLODE IN ISRAEL FROM GAZA HOUR AFTER CEASEFIRE UPDATE: Make that 20 missiles fired by Hamas since the so-called ceasefire. An 11 year-old was injured in one attack.
What is the story behind the conflict between Hamas/Gaza and Israel? See video (below):
AND, What is Hamas and who are the people called "Palestinians"? Who are these terrorists?! Again, let us watch the following video:
And, so it goes in the Middle East, among the Press/Media, and world leaders who now enjoy taking credit for bringing "peace in the Middle East" ... "credit" and a "peace" that will not last as long as the pen and ink are dry on whatever agreements were made in Cairo. Protecting terrorists and making deals with terrorists cannot be expected to last - a terrorist organization, Hamas, lives to kill Jews and destroy the nation Israel. Read their Charter to understand their goal is not peace with Israel - they, like their proxy Iran, reject the right for the Jews and Israel to exist. Iran built this mess, and Iran has many unknown "backers" that honor evil, while rejecting the nation Israel. How's that going to work out for this old world .... stay tuned, We will know soon enough!