Likud MK Yuli Edelstein, head of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee blames Iran for the rocket fire from Lebanon, and calls for a hit to the “head of the snake.”
“Iran is responsible for Hezbollah, Hezbollah is responsible for what is happening in Lebanon,” Edelstein says in a statement.
“We must not chase tails, but hit the head of the snake,” Edelstein says.
“The enemy is now watching Israel and its response, and therefore there must be a powerful and determined response, to make it clear to everyone that despite the internal debate – Israel is here and Israel is as strong as ever,” says Edelstein, who was one of the few voices from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party to publicly call for a halt to the government’s contentious judicial overhaul.
“Terror is subdued by force – not by containment,” says Edelstein.
Numerous security officials have said in recent weeks that tensions over the government’s legislative blitz to shackle the judiciary have led to Israel being viewed “as weak” in the eyes of its foes.