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Israel’s Secretary of Defense resigns

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This would only give them a very narrow majority in parliament. In the recent escalation in the Gaza Strip, militant Palestinians repeatedly shot at Israel with rockets. In response, the Israeli air force attacked targets in the Gaza Strip.

Jerusalem | Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has surprisingly announced his resignation. As a reason, he said on Wednesday to journalists in Jerusalem to refuse the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had previously agreed to a ceasefire with militant Palestinian groups, including through the mediation of Egypt.

This was apparently against the wishes of Lieberman, who is also chairman of the secular-nationalist party Jisra’el Beitenu. The agreement is a „surrender to terrorism,“ said Lieberman. The previous Defense Minister also announced according to consistent media reports that his party would leave the governing coalition.