Administration Call for Demilitarization of Gaza Welcomed
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, New York, NY
… Conference of Presidents leaders, Robert G. Sugarman, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, welcomed the call by Deputy National Security Advisor, Anthony Blinken, for the demilitarization of Gaza as part of any cease fire agreement with Israel.
“This is, as Mr. Blinken noted, the only step that can stop the pattern of past years which saw Hamas violate every agreement and use the interim periods to build up its military capacity, stock pile weapons, and most recently, dig tunnels deep into Israel. All of this, at the expense of the people of Gaza.”
“Hamas cannot be allowed to emerge from this latest war, which has exposed the extent of its efforts to destroy Israel, from more sophisticated and deadly rockets in the sky to tunnels deep beneath the earth, with the ability to resume its devastating cause.By removing missiles and weapons from Gaza, a long term, constructive peace becomes possible and paves the way for meaningful negotiations,” Said Sugarman and Hoenlein.