Lieberman: Retake Rafah, Kill Palestinian Leaders
Hours after Israel called off an air offensive on Gaza, following the passage of a UN resolution condemning Israel’s killing of now dozens of civilians in Beit Hanoun, newly appointed “Minister of Strategic Affairs” Avigdor Lieberman decided to pour a giant bucket of gasoline on an already violently surging flame.
Avigdor Lieberman, an Israeli rightist recently named minister of strategic affairs, told Israel Radio “we have to take back control of the Rafah crossing and the Philadelphi corridor,” zones along the Gaza border with Egypt.
[…] “I don’t think there is reason to conquer Gaza anew,” Lieberman said, urging Israel to hit more at militant leaders rather than raid civilian areas.
“There is no point in hitting refugee camps or Beit Hanoun where they live on 10 shekels (about $2.50) a day,” he said.
Lieberman said Israel should kill the political heads of militant groups who “should go to paradise, all of them, on this there should be no compromise.”
So that’s your strategy, eh? Martyr Hamas’ leadership? Because killing Yassin in no way made Hamas the most powerful militant group in Gaza, right?
And this asshole is in charge of handling Iran?