FM Liberman instructed the ambassadors to work directly with administration heads in their respective countries and provide information for domestic public opinion, in order to garner maximum support for Israel’s actions against the rocket terror from Gaza.
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(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman today (Thursday 17 July 2014) held a video conference briefing with Israeli ambassadors around the world.
FM Liberman told the ambassadors that reports on a cease-fire supposedly beginning tomorrow (Friday) morning are premature and do not reflect reality. FM Liberman noted that he had discussed the situation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who stated that he was unaware of a cease-fire initiative.
FM Liberman instructed the ambassadors to work directly with administration heads in their respective countries and provide information for domestic public opinion, in order to garner maximum support for Israel’s actions against the rocket terror from Gaza. The foreign minister further instructed the diplomats to present the data regarding the attempted tunneling infiltration into Israel this morning as well as the other infiltration attempts over the past few weeks, and to emphasize that Hamas does not only launch rockets but also attempts to carry out all types of murderous terrorist acts, regardless of time or manner.
FM Liberman told the ambassadors that it was up to them to make it clear that no country in the world, including the one they serve, would be prepared to accept even a single day of rocket launchings aimed at its civilians. This, while the citizens of Israel have been absorbing these launchings for 14 years – launchings that are now able to reach almost all the regions of the country.
FM Liberman instructed the ambassadors to specifically emphasize information regarding the firing from Gaza, from which Israel disengaged after evacuating all the settlements there and returning to the 1967 borders up to the last millimeter, as demanded by the international community, which is why all countries must now absolutely support any appropriate Israeli military action.
In addition, FM Liberman instructed the ambassadors to distribute the pictures in which Israeli kindergarten children are seen lying flat on the floor in an attempt to find cover in their kindergarten during a "Color Red" alert, and to explain that Israeli children are no different from other children around the world, they too deserve an enjoyable, non-threatening summer vacation.
FM Liberman asked the ambassadors to stress that we are fighting gangs of terrorists that use their own civilians in Gaza as human shields, launch their rockets from population centers such as schools, hospitals and mosques, and call upon all countries to unite against these terrorists that not only desire the destruction of Israel, but are willing to cause the destruction of their own people.
FM Liberman updated the ambassadors on the discovery of 20 missiles hidden in an UNRWA school in Gaza. Following the report, UNRWA personnel who were summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the report and apologized to Israel for the incident.
FM Liberman advised the ambassadors that Israel will do everything in its power to end this reign of rocker terror, and in order to do so it will do everything required on the military level. He added that he expects each and every one of them to do everything required to maximize support for Israel in the international arena .