Israel’s Reuven Rivlin: We Will Not Allow Gaza to Be Rebuilt

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has pledged that the Gaza Strip will not be rebuilt so long as Hamas governs the besieged enclave, reported yesterday.

The Times of Israel reported Rivlin saying at a ceremony in honor of Israeli soldiers killed during Israel’s 2014 assault on the Gaza Strip:

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened Hamas would pay an unbearable price if it did not choose to accept a truce with Israel.

Hamas was freely elected in the last general Palestinian elections held in 2006. Israel has since imposed a stifling blockade on the Gaza Strip limiting the entry of medicines, construction supplies, and food.

Source: Palestine Chronicle