The defense Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman in an interview to the new site of the Headquarters of the coordinator of government activities in the Palestinian territories has listed the conditions under which Israel will allow the construction of an airport and seaport in Gaza.
In response to the question how he sees the future of the Gaza strip, Lieberman recalled his long conversation with former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who promised him that one day, Gaza will become «a middle Eastern Singapore.» Lieberman said that he sees no reasons why the residents of the Gaza strip in the twenty-first century to live worse than the Arabs in Judea and Samaria or Arab citizens.
The Minister of defence is confident that the Palestinians should understand: Israel withdrew from Gaza, guilty in their troubles, and Hamas leaders, do not think about their subjects.
«As soon as Hamas will abandon terror tunnels, missiles, we first begin to help the residents of the Gaza strip in the construction of a seaport, airport, and industrial zones in the regions of the Kerem Shalom crossing and Erez, — said the Minister of defence.
«Israel is ready to immediately open a 40-thousand jobs for the people of Gaza — that Hamas will abandon plans for the destruction of the Jewish state, from the tunnels, rockets, and most importantly, will return the bodies of the dead soldiers and held in captivity of our citizens,» concluded Lieberman.
Interview with the Minister of defence published in Arabic, Hebrew and English.
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