Netanyahu: No Cairo deal unless Israel’s security guaranteed

Hamas is mistaken if it thinks that it can come out of a military defeat with a diplomatic victory, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the opening of Israel’s cabinet meeting Sunday, as Israeli and Hamas envoys sat down in Cairo for more indirect talks on a durable truce.
Hamas is also mistaken if it counts on us lacking the resolve and endurance for withstanding prolonged warfare, or that a slow trickle of rockets will drive us into concessions, the prime minister went on to say. For such mistakes, Hamas is liable to more harsh blows – on top of the destruction of their terror tunnels, the killing of “hundreds of terrorists,” the interception of thousands of rockets, and the prevention of terror attacks from “land, sea and air.” Netanyahu stressed that the Israeli delegation in Cairo has been clearly instructed to stand firm on security demands and sign no understandings unless they are fully met.


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