Foreign Minister Liberman says he sees no need to extend the current humanitarian truce in Gaza beyond midnight. Otherwise it will turn into a “creeping ceasefire,” he says.
Asked whether Israel should halt or continue and expand the ground offensive, Liberman tells Channel 2 that the real question is whether what the IDF has achieved thus far “can prevent a fourth round” of conflict with Hamas and guarantee the safety of the people of Israel.
Plainly he believes the operation should continue. “We have to be sure, the day after a ceasefire, that Hamas cannot restart digging tunnels,” and developing better, more dangerous missiles. “If we haven’t achieved that…,” he tails off.
And with that, Liberman leaves the studio for a cabinet meeting.