MK Lapid's diplomatic tour.

Lapid at Gaza border: Lieberman's formula is correct

The Yesh Atid party leader toured Gaza-adjacent towns with foreign ambassadors and endorsed the minister of defense's idea of tying the strip's rehabilitation to cessation of hostilities by Hamas.

Yesh Atid party leader MK Yair Lapid toured the Gaza border area on Tuesday, accompanied by a delegation of several foreign ambassadors, as well as members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.



Commenting on a recent interview Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman gave Palestinian newspaper al-Quds, in which Lieberman stated that If Hamas stops arming itself Israel would assist in rehabilitating the Gaza Strip, Lapid said he expresses support for such an idea back when he was a member of the Security Cabinet.


MK Lapid (center) during his recent tour to the Gaza border region.
MK Lapid (center) during his recent tour to the Gaza border region.


Lapid said he spoke of the matter shortly after the conclusion of Operation Protective Edge in summer 2014. In fact, he spoke of it even sooner: Lapid gave an interview to Ynet in which he mentioned disarmament in connection to rehabilitation of the strip on August 18, 2014, while Protective Edge was winding down.


Among those participating in MK Lapid's tour were the ambassadors of the European Union (EU), Japan, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, and Myanmar, as well as deputy ambassadors from Spain, Sweden, Vietnam, and the United States.




פרסום ראשון: 10.25.16, 19:38
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