Israeli opposition blames Natanyahu for 'damaged deterrence'
Former Israeli occupation Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman says PM Benjamin Netanyahu dragged "Israel" into an impossible situation.
The chairman of the "Yisrael Beiteinu" party, MK Avigdor Lieberman, commented on Thursday's rocket barrage from Lebanon toward illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine, saying, "The writing was on the wall."
Lieberman pointed out that in three months, Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dragged "Israel" into an impossible situation, adding, "We have never been so disintegrated from the inside and isolated from the outside."
The MK considered that "the erosion of Israeli deterrence and the weakness that the government transmits have brought our enemy to a coordinated and planned move," claiming that "it is clear that there is full coordination between Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas" and other organizations.
According to Lieberman, "Despite all the warnings that were placed on the prime minister's desk, he preferred to deal with matters of honor, ego and settling accounts" with his Security Minister.
"Instead of convening the security political cabinet for a comprehensive in-depth discussion, he prevented the ministers from receiving assessments and an up-to-date situational picture from the authorized security officials," Lieberman added.
The MK concluded that "for all this promiscuous and irresponsible conduct, he [Netanyhau] will have to stand in front of an investigative committee one day and give explanations."
Earlier, the Israeli occupation military claimed that 34 rockets were launched on Thursday from southern Lebanon on occupied Al-Jalil.
The occupation said the Iron Dome air security system intercepted 25 of the projectiles, adding that at least five rockets landed in occupied Palestinian lands.
It claimed that the locations of the remaining four rockets are still unknown.
Israeli media reported that the rockets caused two minor injuries and some damage.
The Times of Israel highlighted that the attack "may mark the largest number of rockets fired from Lebanon" since the July 2006 war.
IOF says Hamas behind rocket barrage from Lebanon
Israeli occupation military Spokesperson Daniel Hagari claimed that the Hamas movement is behind the rocket fire from Lebanon.
Hagari told reporters at a briefing that the attack comes amid confrontations between occupation police and Palestinian worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The spokesperson added that the Israeli occupation military is looking into an alleged "Iranian involvement" in the attack.
Extreme, irresponsible behavior of Israeli government led to serious damage to deterrence: Lapid
In the same context, Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid considered that "the extreme and irresponsible behavior of the current government led to serious damage to deterrence."
However, Lapid stressed that "when it comes to security, there is no opposition or coalition in Israel."
"We will stand united against any enemy. The opposition will give the government full backing for a harsh response," the opposition leader affirmed, adding that "Israel should respond at a time and place that is right for us."
"Instead of acting according to our enemies’ schedule, we must respond forcefully and mercilessly according to the security forces’ assessment of the evolving situation,” he concluded.
Similarly, opposition leader and former Israeli occupation Security Minister Gantz said the opposition "will back every responsible and determined action by the government to restore calm and strengthen deterrence."
Following Thursday's rocket barrage from Lebanon, the Israeli occupation Foreign Ministry confirmed that it is instructing Israeli missions around the world to inform the so-called "international community" that "Israel" will respond to today’s rocket barrage from Lebanon.