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Senior minister says Israel won’t end op until tunnels are gone

Israel’s Communications Minister Gilad Erdan, a former member of the security cabinet, tells Channel 2 that Israel “will not end this operation and leave Gaza until the tunnels are dealt with.”

Israel is also intent on harming Hamas’s terrorist infrastructure, he says. “The international community needs to understand that we are very open to the economic rehabilitation of Gaza… but Hamas is our enemy.” If Hamas continues to build rockets and tunnels, Israel won’t be able to tolerate that.

Erdan says that, when the time comes, Abbas “can certainly be an address” for a security role at the Gaza border crossings.

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