During a cabinet meeting, the Israeli Education Minister, Naftali Bennett called for targeting and killing kite flying Gaza children near Gaza border by warplanes.
A sharp dispute broke out in the Israeli cabinet session. The ministers disagreed on the direct shooting of Palestinian children flying kites and balloons over Gaza border fence. Naftali repeatedly called for children to be killed by warplanes.
The Israeli occupation army’s Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot opposed Naftali’s request saying, “I do not think that it is right to target children and young people who usually fly fire kites.”
Bennett further criticized the Egypt-brokered ceasefire reached with the Palestinian liberation organizations saying that it would give Hamas a chance to regroup.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ended the discussion by saying that fire kites into Israel must come to an end without explaining how.
Palinfo / ABC Flash Point Military News 2018.