Lieberman Accuses Israeli Govt of Granting Immunity to Hamas Leaders

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman speaking with Israeli army officers during a special Gaza evaluation meeting. (photo credit: DEFENSE MINISTRY)

The ex-Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, continued his sharp criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government and its method of making political decisions, especially in the cabinet.

He accused the government on Sunday of giving immunity to Hamas leaders.

“It simply makes no sense that after Hamas launches some 500 rockets at Israeli communities outside Gaza, at the south of the country, the heads of Hamas effectively get immunity from the Israeli security cabinet,” he said.

According to Lieberman, the financial aid from Qatar that Israel allowed to be transferred to the group “is purely $15 million of terrorism-funding.”

“We are currently feeding a monster, which, if we don’t stop its rearmament and force-building, in a year we will get a twin to Hezbollah – with all that entails,” he stressed.

Hezbollah is seen as the Jewish state’s main rival in the region with an arsenal of over 100,000 mortar shells, rockets, and missiles.

Lieberman resigned last week over the cabinet’s decision to accept a ceasefire ending two days of fighting with Palestinian militants in Gaza.

Source: Tel Aviv- Asharq Al-Awsat

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