Netanyahu: Israel will hit Hamas with significant blows – DM: Time has come to hit Hamas with the hardest blow
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas on Sunday, saying that if the ongoing border terrorism in Gaza continues, Israel will strike the terror group with “significant blows.”
“Hamas, apparently, has not internalized the message. If they do not stop the violent attacks against us, they will be stopped in a different way and it will be painful – very painful.
We are very close to a different kind of activity, an activity that will include very powerful blows. If it has sense, Hamas will stop firing and stop these violent disturbances – now”, Netanyahu said at the start of the Cabinet.
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Sunday that after months of Hamas-led border terrorism, the time has come to strike Gaza’s rulers with “the hardest blow.”
“We have turned every stone and we have passed the point of no return… We have reached the stage where we must strike the hardest blow imaginable on Hamas,” Liberman said.
“As long as the violence in Gaza – including sending incendiary balloons and burning tires opposite Israeli towns – does not cease completely, we will not renew the provision of fuels and gas to Gaza,” Liberman tweeted yesterday.
Ismail Haniyeh, leader of Gaza’s ruling Hamas terror group, attended a funeral of one of the seven Muslim terrorists eliminated during Friday’s invasion attempts, pledging to keep up the terror attacks and riots along the security border fence with Israel. “The Shahids’ [eliminated Muslim terrorists] blood brings us closer to achieve victory over the Zionist enemy”, he said.