JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman (L) EPA Photo
Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said today that Israel
would not negotiate a truce with Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers as long as rocket fire continues from the Palestinian enclave.
"The first and absolute condition for a truce is stopping all fire from Gaza," he said before meeting French
Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, adding that all militant factions in Gaza would have to commit to cease rocket fire.
"We want a long-term arrangement," Lieberman said.