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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman is advocating for an international force to take control over Gaza.

Liberman told a session of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday morning (Aug. 4) that Operation Protective Edge is far from over – and that when it does end, there must be a decision made about the disposition of the region.

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“There are three options on the table,” said Liberman. “Destroying Hamas, a diplomatic arrangement, or limbo, where they fire and we respond, which is where we were and where we may be heading again now… but in my opinion, the third option is not relevant. The administration of normal country cannot be abandoned to the whims of a terrorist organization,” he said.

As far as Israel is concerned, Liberman pointed out, the goal is to return quiet to the country, eliminate the threat of rocket fire and prevent Hamas from resuming control over Gaza – or anywhere else, for that matter.

“We saw a UN force work well in Kosovo,” Liberman told journalists, “so I think we should consider this option for Gaza… The international community has always demanded that Israel return to the 1967 lines and dismantle communities — in the case of Gaza we did that and destroyed all the towns. What did we get in return? [We got] 18,000 missiles and rockets. We need to wake up from that delusion, that returning to the ‘67 borders is going to bring peace and stability.”

On the heels of Liberman’s briefing with the media, Hamas was already firing rockets at Israel in a barrage of Qassam fire aimed at Gaza Belt communities near the Gaza border, despite another humanitarian cease fire having begun two hours earlier, at 10 am.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

91 COMMENTS

  1. I would like to share what I believe & my heart felt message to the whole peace loving world…I.e., the destruction of all Gaza based infrastructure of the terrorist group Hamas & its terrorism affiliates…is a very great news not merely to the Jews people live in the war area, but also, most importantly, to the peace loving innocent Palestine’s who have been sacrifice their lives as a result of the terrorism mission of Hamas & its affiliates on ISRAEL & its people, as the Gaza’s population is being used as a first hand shield for Hamas…& also help all the Arab neighbor countries that demands peace & security in their future life…!!!

  2. No UN control, it is not the nations that make up the UN but those who run it. I think, in my opinion, they have been the lightning rod behind most all our conflicts, our wars; they are the cause of many market crashes, they are the evil doers. They want control in a New World Order. They want to infiltrate the US and control our borders, remove our guns, control our markets and our people. Tell them to kiss off.

  3. Unfortunately the United Nations have lost their morale and ability to right the wrongs of this world. First it was known as the “League Of Nations” after WW1 and soon lost creditability with countries that supported it and collapsed on the eve of WWII. They were replaced just after the Second World War renamed as the “United Nations” to become the new world order in the hope to bring war ruined countries back on their feet to improve global human dignity. This strategy worked for many decades until corruption within the United Nations was exposed. Today the UN has lost is dignity and their stand in this day and age is beyond trust.

  4. The UN is a polluted corrupt organization filled to the brim with anti semites and other miscreants. The UN should be disbanded and the US should stop funding it. The US is in terrible debt and disarray. The UN sucks dollars out of the US economy that are are total and complete WASTE OF MONEY.

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