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Israeli Prime Minister Under Fire Over Ceasefire Deal

Tel Aviv, August 28 (RHC)-- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under severe criticism by members of his coalition government, among others, after reaching a ceasefire deal with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Members of Netanyahu’s governing coalition and the Israeli media expressed deep disappointment over his leadership after the ceasefire deal with the Palestinians in the blockaded sliver took affect on Tuesday.

Critics claim the conflict in Gaza has taken an economic toll on Israel and established no clear victory for Tel Aviv. The Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth said that Israelis expected more from a war in which dozens of soldiers were killed. Some critics have also demanded the resignation of Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel launched an aerial military campaign against Gaza in early July and later expanded its operation with a ground invasion. More than 2,137 Palestinians and 69 Israelis have been killed so far in the Israeli onslaught on Gaza. Some 11,000 others have been also wounded.

 

Edited by Juan Leandro
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