Spreading criticism of government acceptance of Gaza truce

Heads of local councils in southern Israel say they will think twice before opening the school year and telling citizens to return home, because they don’t trust the truce deal the Netanyahu government struck with Hamas. The truce, which went into effect Tuesday night, has stirred a storm of criticism. Some called it “capitulation to terror.” Eshkol District council head Haim Yellin told a radio interviewer Wednesday that the ministers should have made their decisions from the south, instead of sitting in Jerusalem. Individually, they may be amazing people, he said, but the government as a collective was “one big circus.” 

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