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Labor party chief recalls Netanyahu’s 2009 promise to ‘topple Hamas regime’

Labor party leader Avi Gabbay visits the home struck by a Gaza rocket in the village of Mishmeret north of Tel Aviv.

“We won’t stand here like Netanyahu in 2009 and say, ‘We will topple the Hamas regime,'” Gabbay says. “We’re not the sloganeering types. And we’re not in 2009. But the attacks can be prevented, and we can bring back the sense of security for residents of the south and of everywhere else in the country. Our plan is clear: Bring normalcy to Gaza, and hit hard when you need to hit hard. Right now we’re refusing to give Gaza normalcy, and refusing to hit hard when necessary.”

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