Lieberman Demands Ashton Retract Toulouse-Gaza Comparison (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 03/20/12)
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Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that European Union
foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton should retract her comparison
of the Toulouse murders with deaths in Gaza.
Ashton responded to the cold-blooded murder of a rabbi and three
Jewish children in Toulouse by saying, “When we think of what
happened in Toulouse today, when we remember what happened in Norway
a year ago, when we know what is happening in Syria, when we see what
is happening in Gaza and in different parts of the world – we
remember young people and children who lose their lives."
Lieberman said her remarks were “inappropriate: and added that Ashton
wanted to refer to other children, she should have mentioned
those “in southern Israel who live in constant fear of rocket attacks
launched from Gaza."
The Foreign Minister spoke during his visit to China and emphasized
that "Israel is the most moral country in the world and despite the
fact that it has to fight terrorist who operate from within civilian
populations, the IDF makes every effort possible not to harm that
While Hamas and allied terrorists operate from within civilian
areas, "The IDF risks its soldiers´ lives in order to minimize risk
to civilian population,” Lieberman added.
Opposition leader Tzipi Livni, in rare agreement with Lieberman,
called Ashton’s comments “outrageous” and demanded that she issue a
retraction. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/20/12)
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