The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, slammed on Wednesday Israel’s appointment of Zionist Avigdor Lieberman as army minister. “Lieberman’s appointment is a proof of Israeli extremism and racism,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said. Abu Zuhri called on the international community to speak up against the move.
A coalition agreement to bring incoming Army Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beytenu into the Israeli coalition government has been signed on Wednesday morning at the Knesset. Lieberman, one of Israel’s most extremist politicians who publicly supports illegal settlement expansion, will take over as army chief in place of Moshe Yaalon, who resigned earlier this week.