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Time will tell if Gaza op succeeded — Rivlin

President Reuven Rivlin says the coming days will reveal if Israel’s strikes against terror targets in the Gaza Strip have successfully deterred Hamas from continuing the fighting.

Stressing that he trusts in the government to make the right decision regarding the continuation of Operation Protective Edge, Rivlin urges Israel’s leadership to show commitment to the people of southern Israel, who left their homes amid increased barrages of rocket fire.

He adds that though he has yet to speak with US President Barack Obama regarding the operation, he has written to him to thank him for standing by Israel’s side.

“I asked him to thank Secretary of State John Kerry for the fact that Israel is secure. He wants the bloodshed in our region to end,” Rivlin says.

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