Labor Party Chairman Avi Gabbay sparred with the audience at a conference in Jerusalem, who interrupted him after he said Israel’s disengagement from the Gaza Strip was the “correct step.”
“People forget that they fired at Sderot from the Gaza Strip,” he told a conference hosted by the newspaper Besheva on Monday.As the crowd interrupted him with boos, Gabbay fired back: “Get used to it,” he said. “There are other positions, too.”
Israel disengaged from the Gaza Strip in 2005, removing settlements from the bloc. Since Hamas’s takeover of the coastal enclave in 2007, the group has routinely fired rockets at border communities.
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