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Israel will use 'killer robots' to eliminate Palestinians, claims minister

Israeli Minister of Communications Ayoub Kara on 31 October 2012 [Remi Jouan/Wikipedia]
Israeli Minister of Communications Ayoub Kara on 31 October 2012 [Remi Jouan/Wikipedia]

Israel's minister without portfolio Ayoub Kara has revealed that the Israeli army is to use robots to eliminate "terror leaders" from Hamas and Hezbollah, the media reported at the weekend.

Kara made his claim at a cultural event in Beer Sheva. "After what happened in Gaza and Lebanon, I don't want Israel Defence Forces soldiers to enter any more," he told the audience.

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Brushing aside disbelieving comments, Kara pointed out that nobody could ever have imagined the extent to which unmanned drones have been developed and used as they are today. He insisted that the next few years will witness the Israeli army operating such robots, which would "perform missions instead of IDF soldiers."

"I want our soldiers only at the international border," explained the minister. "I can dispatch robots to Gaza in order to fight against [the Palestinians] and to eliminate them face to face."

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