Ben Gvir tells Netanyahu not to take breach of truce lying down

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Hawkish National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir is seemingly pushing for Israel to scrap its ongoing truce deal with Hamas, after the IDF says that the Gaza-based terror group breached the agreement by targeting IDF forces in the Strip with explosives.

In a statement, Ben Gvir urges Netanyahu not to “contain” the incident, but to unleash an Israeli response and “order the IDF to resume forcefully crushing Hamas.”

“We cannot wait for them to kill our fighters,” writes Ben Gvir, a member of the security cabinet.

According to the IDF, Hamas targeted soldiers stationed in the northern part of the Gaza Strip with three explosive devices, the first apparent major breach of a ceasefire agreement that is in its fifth day.

Jerusalem is unlikely to trash the deal over the breach, however, according to television news analysts.

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