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Israel minister threatens to kill Hamas leader in Gaza

Hamas's leader in the Gaza Strip Yahya Al-Sinwar meets with leaders of Palestinian factions, in Gaza city on 18 October 2017 [Atia Darwish/Apaimages]
Hamas's leader in the Gaza Strip Yahya Al-Sinwar meets with leaders of Palestinian factions, in Gaza city on 18 October 2017 [Atia Darwish/Apaimages]

Israeli Minister of Construction and Housing Yoav Galant yesterday threatened to assassinate Hamas leader Yahya Al-Sinwar in Gaza, Quds Press reported.

Speaking to the Israeli general radio, Galant said: “Yehya Sinwar’s time is limited. He will not end his life in an old folks’ home. He has to behave himself.”

The minister, who was speaking at the Jerusalem Post Diplomats’ Conference in Jerusalem, also vowed that there would be another Israeli campaign in Gaza.

Meanwhile, during the same conference, Israeli Strategic Affair Minister Gilad Erdan said Israel “is moving from defence to offense against Hamas.”

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He explained: “This means targeted assassinations of terror leaders in Hamas’ military wing.”

Erdan added: “Today we are closer than ever – since the devastating disengagement plan – to having to control parts of the Strip, or all of it.”

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