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Israeli defence minister quits over Gaza truce in blow to Netanyahu

JERUSALEM: Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday in protest at a Gaza ceasefire, weakening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s conservative coalition government.  “Were I to stay in office, I would not be able to look southern residents in the eye,” Lieberman told reporters, referring to Israelis subjected to a surge in Palestinian rocket attacks before Tuesday’s truce took hold. Lieberman said his resignation, which will go into effect 48 hours after he submits a formal…