MK Tzahi Hanegbi (Kadima), the chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Thursday leveled severe criticism at the transfer of NIS 100 million from the West Bank to . over Barak's decision to allow"We don't need to transfer anything," Hanegbi told Army Radio. "Regardless of the rocket fire, as long as Gilad Schalit is being held by them we cannot finance the Hamas regime."
Barak's decision, Hanegbi said, was "his own. I do not see that it is backed by any security-related reasoning. In my eyes, it is a mistake. This decision is foolishness and I would be happy if it is retracted."
The radio station reported that dozens of family members of Kassam and mortar shell victims in the Negev had sent an urgent letter to Barak and Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer, demanding that the funds be frozen immediately.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
'Money transfer to Gaza is foolishness'
From the Jerusalem Post:
Posted by Pastorius at 11:06 AM