Monday, 8 September 2014

Israel's Lieberman doubts Gaza truce can last

JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Hardline Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday he doubted the current Gaza ceasefire would hold over the long term and that disarming Palestinian factions was not feasible anytime soon.

After briefing Israeli journalists he was quoted across the local media as saying that he thought the chances of Egypt-mediated talks achieving their goal of a durable Gaza truce were slim.

"Any ceasefire, in my opinion, will be limited in time," Lieberman said.

Disarming the coastal strip was not on the immediate horizon, he said, but it should be kept in the forefront of international public opinion.

"Demilitarization is not realistic at the moment," he was quoted as saying. more


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