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Jerusalem - Netanyahu Warns Of Further Israeli Actions Against Hamas

Published on: July 1, 2014 03:07 PM
By: Jerusalem Post
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) eulogizes three Israeli teens who were abducted and killed in the occupied West Bank, Gil-Ad Shaer, US-Israeli national Naftali Fraenkel, both 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, during their joint funeral in the Israeli city of Modi'in, 01 July 2014. EPAJerusalem - A somber but controlled Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the nation Tuesday night – just hours after the funerals of Gil-Ad Shaer, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Fraenkel – that Israel will apprehend the boys’ murderers, continue pounding Hamas in the West Bank, and expand the operation in Gaza if “the need arises.”

Netanyahu, speaking alongside Defense Ministry Moshe Ya’alon and Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv before convening a security cabinet meeting, said that anyone harboring the illusion that they will achieve anything through terrorism will be disappointed.

“They will get the exact opposite results,” he said. “Hamas is responsible, Hamas is paying, and Hamas will continue to pay.”


Netanyahu laid out three goals of the continued military operation.

The first, he said, was to apprehend the killers and anyone who participated in their kidnapping and murders.

“We will not rest until we get to the very last of them, and it does not matter where they try to hide,” he said. “We will get to them, even if it takes time. This is our first goal, and it will be carried out.”

Secondly, he said, the IDF will hit Hamas operatives and its infrastructure in Judea and Samaria. “We have already arrested hundreds of Hamas activists, closed dozens of their institutions, and destroyed homes – and more is to come.”

The third goal, he said, is to act against Hamas in Gaza.

“Hamas continues to encourage the kidnappings of our citizens, and is directly responsible for the firing of rockets and mortars on our territory,” he said. Netanyahu noted that the IDF has acted aggressively against Hamas in the last few days, and added that there – too – the battle will be expanded “as much as is needed.”

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 Jul 01, 2014 at 03:24 PM bennyt Says:

How about undoing the biggest mistake Israel ever made? Just take back Gaza!!!


 Jul 01, 2014 at 04:11 PM Teddybear Says:

Stop warning and ti tzi de zaach, u don't have to kill them just wipe out their houses, every rocket bulldoze a sq KM , this is de only way they will learn cuz human lives has absolutely NO value, start flattening and let them look refuge in Syria or Iraq or wherever they want and overthere they could kill themselves


 Jul 01, 2014 at 05:50 PM abilenetx Says:

Bibi should stop announcing anything, does everyone have to know he wants to build buildings, or expand things, or attack things. What other country needs to announce they are going to build a building in a part of their own country, but Israel, is he waiting for a permission slip.


 Jul 01, 2014 at 06:39 PM HankM Says:

There is only one road to peace in the middle east. Wipe out Gaza and the west bank. Good riddance, do the world a favor


 Jul 01, 2014 at 07:14 PM Anonymous Says:

Agree with no. 1. Time to undo arik Sharon's major blunder in 2005. Time to completely obliterate Hamas and take back Gaza... Too bad that he didn't live to see the churban (destruction) that he created!!!!!!


 Jul 01, 2014 at 09:57 PM Anonymous Says:

Indirectly , Natanyahu has a small share in the problems with the Arabs in the Chevron area. Wasn't it Natanyahu (during his first term as PM) who gave that area to the Arabs in Jan. 1978? I was at the vosikin minyan in the Meoras Hamachpeiloh on the last day before his gov. gave that area away (I believe it was Jan. 15 , 1978).


 Jul 01, 2014 at 10:23 PM momma Says:

As soon as their homes are destroyed the PA gives them the millions in u.s. aid to build a new home with new appliances. Then the terrorist families a rewarded with a monthly stipend. They go out and buy new cars, clothing and all the best. We must cut off the head of the snake. Stop the flowing of our taxes to support the palestinian and hamas animals.


 Jul 02, 2014 at 07:24 AM Do your research Says:

To #6- You are sadly misinformed. Netanyahu wasn't even in the government in 1978. Menachem Begin was Prime Minister at the time.


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