Israeli Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev said, after Gaza-based resistance groups allegedly fired several rockets into Israeli territory, that Israel should revive its policy of assassinating Palestinian resistance leaders.
We must return to the policy of targeted assassinations,” Regev was quoted as saying by Israeli Army Radio.
There have been no claims of responsibility from Palestinian resistance groups, including Hamas, which has governed the coastal enclave since 2007.
According to Israeli media reports, the army deployed two additional brigades along the Gaza-Israel buffer zone — while calling up fresh reservists from its air-defense units — in the immediate wake of the rocket barrage.
The Israeli authorities have also closed Gaza’s Erez (Beit Hanoun) and Kerem Shalom border crossings until further notice, following the alleged rocket attack.
Pressing ahead with Israeli aggression, Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he had ordered his army to continue striking Palestine’s blockaded Gaza strip.
The Security Cabinet decided to continue the military attacks on Gaza, Israel’s Channel 13 reported.
A source from the Cabinet told the channel that it will not accept a proposal of calm in exchange for calm, saying that any pause will come with Israeli conditions.
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