Various politicians are criticizing the government over the ceasefire with Hamas.
New Hope party leader Gideon Sa’ar calls it “embarrassing,” lamenting that “with the best intelligence and air force in the world, Netanyahu managed to get from Hamas a ‘ceasefire with no conditions.'”
Opposition chief Yair Lapid, who is currently tasked with forming a government but whose chances have been obliterated by the fighting, tweets that “the military succeeded in the tasks it was given, the government failed.”
Religious Zionism party head Bezalel Smotrich, who has demanded that any ceasefire not include any concessions in Jerusalem, says that if the truce is indeed without conditions, the Temple Mount flashpoint holy site should be reopened immediately to Jews.
“Anything else would sadly prove that Hamas was telling the truth and the diplomatic sources lied,” he writes.
Extremist Religious Zionism MK Itamar Ben Gvir says: “The embarrassing ceasefire is grave capitulation to terror and to Hamas’s impositions. This is a difficult night for the State of Israel and Israel deterrence.”