Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday criticized a minister from his own party who called a Hamas rocket bombardment targeting Israeli communities near the Gaza border “minor”, drawing a distinction between this week’s flare-up and attacks targeting Tel Aviv.
“The attacks by Hamas were minor- most of the fire was around the Gaza area. Firing rockets at Tel Aviv is a different story,” Hanegbi said in an interview with Army Radio.
“Hamas’ aggression is not ‘minor’ and there is no distinction between Hamas firing at southern communities and shooting at any other area in the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said.
The minister later apologized for the comment.
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