The chairman of the Israeli parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee has urged the government to step up assassination operations against the leaders of Palestinian factions following America’s killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. Shaul Mofaz, MK, referred to the Palestinian groups as “terrorist organisations”.
Mofaz made his outrageous suggestion on Radio Israel: “If terrorist activity [sic] continues to originate in the Gaza Strip, the leaders of Hamas should be made aware that they are potential targets for assassination and that such targeted killings are considered unquestionably legitimate.”
The opposition Kadima Party MK claimed that, in killing Bin Laden, the United States has adopted the Israeli strategy of targeting “terrorist” leaders. This has, he claimed, been a proven success over a number of years.