Israeli security cabinet end four-hour meeting on Gaza

Gaza / PNN /

The Israeli security cabinet met in Tel Aviv on Sunday evening to discuss the ongoing situation in Gaza. According to the Hebrew Kan website, the meeting lasted four hours, but details of what was discussed have not been disclosed.

This is the third meeting of its kind for the Cabinet, which discusses the security situation in the Gaza Strip, and comes following the recent escalation of attacks by occupation forces.

Hebrew sources said that sharp differences occurred in the cabinet meeting a few days ago between Minister for Transportation and Intelligence, Yisrael Katz, and Minister for Army, Avigdor Lieberman, when Katz questioned Lieberman about his promise to assassinate Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh.

Minister for Energy Yuval Steinitz hit back at criticism that the government was reported to have signed a ceasefire without demanding the the return of soldiers captured by Hamas.

Speaking to Reshet Bet, Steinitz said that the Israeli government had not signed a ceasefire with Hamas and were considering their next move.
‘Toppling Hamas is an option and we are closer to it than the past,’ claimed the minister.