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Netanyahu hints at ‘severe military action’ if truce fails

Reuters

November 21, 2012 | 11:16 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Nov. 20. Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Nov. 20. Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Wednesday that if an Egyptian-brokered truce with Islamist militants in Gaza did not work Israel would consider "more severe military action" against the Palestinian territory.

"I know there are citizens expecting a more severe military action, and perhaps we shall need to do so," Netanyahu told a news conference as the ceasefire ending a weeklong Gaza offensive came into effect.

Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; editing by Crispian Balmer

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