Israeli Defense Minister: Any Truce with Hamas Must Include Return of Israeli Captives

(Israel Hayom) Nikki Guttman - Any ceasefire deal with Hamas must include the return of the two Israeli captives and the bodies of two Israeli soldiers from the 2014 war, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday. He noted that since the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire efforts have gone into high gear, "there has been a dramatic decrease in security incidents on the [Gaza] border." "What we are doing and what is really important is to create a direct link between security calm and economic incentives." The Palestinians "have to understand that economic stability is tied to calm on the border."

2018-08-22 00:00:00

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