VIDEO - "The present coalition has reached the moment of truth," Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Strategic Affairs Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday. "Either we dismantle Hamas, or we dismantle the government. "I am not giving an ultimatum, but eventually, the choice will be complete dismantling of either Hamas or the government. It's time to stop making bombastic statements, it's time for hard action," Lieberman said. Saturday night, the Yisrael Beiteinu chairman called for more intense ground activity in the Gaza Strip, including taking over the Philadelphi route, until an international force arrives. Lieberman did not take part in the weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday, and preferred to keep his statements for the media. During the Cabinet meeting, Defense Minister Amir Peretz, who declared a "special Home Front situation" earlier Sunday, analyzed the situation in the south, and the escalation between Palestinian factions. Peretz said that according to his information, the Gaza infighting has left 73 dead so far. Most of the casualties were Fatah members. "Hamas is proving its clear upper-hand in this conflict," he said, "killing innocents, taking the law into their own hands, the embodiment of anarchy - there is no rule of law." Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has made efforts to lead to calm, with little success. "This demonstrates the weakness of Hamas and Fatah's leadership," Peretz said, adding that Israel wanted to stay out of the Palestinian internal conflict. Since the latest clashes broke out last Tuesday, 22 Israelis have been injured. Peretz reported that Hamas was the main group attacking Israel, and the defense establishment believed that the organization was preparing for more intense fighting, including kidnapping soldiers.