Israeli Defense Minister Liberman Lauds 'Gaza Truce'

Published August 23rd, 2018 - 07:14 GMT
Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman (AFP/ File Photo)
Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman (AFP/ File Photo)
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has lauded the latest developments at the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip and Hamas movement’s compliance with the truce.

The policy endorsed by the government and the strict practices of the Israeli army led to “a decrease in the number of incidents,” he said.

He rejected claims that Hamas is breaching the truce, saying: “I see in the media ‘there has been a balloon in the south,’ they say. Yes, there were balloons, but they are balloons only, not incendiary balloons.”

“We are in fact talking to the Egyptians, the United Nations and the international community,” Lieberman said while on a visit to an Israeli army military exercise in the North.

The Israeli army is the strongest in the Middle East and is ready to fight in two fronts simultaneously, in the north and south, he affirmed.

Lieberman has met with US President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton.

He said the meeting tackled several security issues including the situation in Iran, Syria and the Gaza Strip.

“We have a very supportive president in the White House and a very supportive administration and this gives us significant maneuvering room vis-à-vis our enemies to the north and south,” Lieberman’s office quoted him as saying.

“Thank you, John, for your great contribution to Israel’s national security,” he told Bolton.

Bolton traveled to Geneva to meet with his Russian counterpart to follow up the outcomes of the summit held between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last month.
 
 
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