Regev, the Israeli culture and sport minister.
Israeli culture and sport minister
has called for the assassination of the leaders of Hamas
Palestinian resistance movement, stressing that Israel should
reinstate its policy of targeted assassinations.
Miri Regev told a recent meeting of local leaders of Israeli
communities near the Gaza Strip that the Palestinian resistance
movements senior officials should live in fear.
We must go back to the policy of targeted assassinations of
leaders of this murderous terrorist group, she added, referring to
Other Israeli politicians likewise called on the Israeli
leadership to come down harder on Hamas, which controls Gaza and
has defended the enclave against three Israeli wars.
Leader of Israeli party Zionist Union Avi Gabbay, who was
visiting the city of Sderot in the west of Negev Desert, was
recently quoted by media as saying that Israel had a strong army
and weak politicians, who would not intensify the regimes
The current regime doesnt know how to deter a terrorist
organization or to negotiate, he added.
Israel has assassinated many Hamas figures over the past
Last March, it assassinated Mazen
Fuqaha, one of the groups senior figures, in Gaza. The victim was
shot with four bullets to his head.
In 2010, Israel had itself embroiled in an international scandal
when its operatives used false European and Australian passports
to assassinate senior
Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in the United Arab Emirates.
Oren Hazan, an Israeli lawmaker from Likud Party, also recently
said, We are not hitting Hamas hard enough for fear of an ongoing
conflict, even though we are deep inside one.
If we would have hit them, they wouldnt have allowed themselves
to shoot 200 rockets in one day. So enough with the stories that we
hit them hard. The public isnt stupid, and neither is Hamas, he
Besides staying prepared to take the territory under wholesale
warfare, Israel regularly strikes G...