Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke out against a ceasefire with Hamas on Monday morning, following renewed violence emanating from the Gaza Strip in the past four days, claiming it is against Israel's national interests
In an interview with Israel Radio, he said:
"Hamas is fighting a war of attrition against us. We won't come to terms with a situation in which they decide when there's quiet and when the area heats up."
"The aim of calm is a serious mistake because calm is used (by Hamas) to smuggle more and more arms,Hamas was obtaining increasingly powerful rockets".
"At this rate they will also reach Tel Aviv."
"Our central aim must be to stop the arms smuggling by Hamas but a second aim must be to topple the Hamas regime. As long as Hamas ... continues to act in terror attack mode ... this is unacceptable,"