He said this at a meeting with the heads of municipalities in southern Israel. The performance is broadcast by Channel 12 of Israeli television.

"After the elimination of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Israeli security control will be established, including full demilitarization, to ensure that there is no threat from Gaza," RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Earlier, Israeli Minister of Culture and Sports Miki Zohar, in a commentary for the Galei Tzahal radio station, said that the Israeli military should establish military control over the Gaza Strip after the end of the conflict with Hamas.