Israel’s Defence Minister resigns over Gaza ceasefire

Written by on November 15, 2018

Israel’s defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman has resigned over the cabinet’s decision to accept a ceasefire ending two days of fighting with Palestinian militants in Gaza.

Lieberman denounced the move as “surrendering to terror”

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He said his right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party would leave the ruling coalition, which could lead to an early election.

Eight people were killed on Monday and Tuesday as militants fired 460 rockets towards Israel and Israeli forces bombed 160 targets in Gaza.

The ceasefire was largely holding on Wednesday and schools and businesses in southern Israel reopened after no rocket attacks were reported overnight.

Paul Ayorinde


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