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Sderot mayor: ‘I don’t understand why we’re having a ceasefire’

Alon Davidi, mayor of the southern Israeli city of Sderot, attends a press conference in Jerusalem, March 27, 2017. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
Alon Davidi, mayor of the southern Israeli city of Sderot, attends a press conference in Jerusalem, March 27, 2017. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

The mayor of rocket-stricken Sderot, Alon Davidi, joins widespread attacks on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government by officials in Gaza border communities over the ceasefire with Hamas.

“I don’t understand why we’re having a ceasefire, there is no reason for a ceasefire,” Davidi tells Radio 103FM. “The prime minister and the government had our backing, there were achievements but this is not something that changes the balance of power.

“It seems like nobody wants to defeat Hamas,” he says. “Israel is restricting itself by only using airstrikes and artillery, through which you never receive a decisive victory. We aren’t looking for war at all costs but the job of the government and the prime minister is to find the formula that will restore normal life.”

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