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Sinwar clearly does not care about Bennett's threats, claims Likud MK

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 in Gaza city on 18 October 2017 [Atia Darwish/Apaimages]

A senior Likud Knesset member said on Monday that the head of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Al-Sinwar, clearly does not care about the threats made by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

According to Maydan News, former Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Minister Yisrael Katz said that while Bennett is threatening Al-Sinwar, the Hamas official continues to fire rockets at the [settlement of] Sderot.

"For him, Bennett is a chick that has no feathers," said Katz. "All promises made by Bennett to make running Sderot like running Tel Aviv have been buried in the sand dunes of Gaza."

His remarks followed the meeting between Bennett and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm Al-Sheik. Bennett apparently asked Sisi to help him achieve calm in Gaza and put pressure on Hamas to stop launching rockets at Sderot, a settlement built on the land of the village of Najd, whose Palestinian inhabitants were ethnically-cleansed during the creation of the occupation state.

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