web analytics
September 2, 2015 / 18 Elul, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Netanyahu: Either Hamas Ends the Rockets, Or We Will

PM hands ultimatum to terror group, says Israel prepared for incursion to coastal strip to protect civilians
Prime Minister Netanyahu has been to Sderot numerous times. Here he surveys Gaza from the city, 2010.

Prime Minister Netanyahu has been to Sderot numerous times. Here he surveys Gaza from the city, 2010.
Photo Credit: Gadi Kabalo /Flash 90

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday that Israel will not continue to accept rocket fire from Gaza, and said that either Hamas would put an end to the rocket fire – of that the IDF would.

Speaking at a meeting of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee the morning after 15 overnight rockets attacks pummelled Israel’s Gaza Belt region, the prime minister said, ”I want to make clear that if the ceasefire [that lead to the end of Operation Pillar of Defense] is violated and the rocket fire continues, there will be only two options: either Hamas will reign in the rocket fire, or we [Israel] will.

Netanyahu’s warning came after a tense weekend during which two Palestinians were killed and several injured in a series of retaliatory attacks on terror infrastructure by the Israel Air Force.

International response to the rocket fire was tepid. In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki called on the Palestinian Authority to “do everything in its power to prevent attacks from Gaza into Israel,” but then continued to “acknowledge the reality that Hamas currently controls Gaza.”

Last week, the Times of Israel reported that Hamas police had detained several terrorists for firing rockets at Israel, although the report also noted that the arrests had not appeared in Palestinian media.

International response to the rocket fire was tepid. No European government, European Union official or human rights group condemned the attack.

Across the Atlantic, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki called on the Palestinian Authority to “do everything in its power to prevent attacks from Gaza into Israel,” but then continued to “acknowledge the reality that Hamas currently controls Gaza,” apparently a statement of frustration that while it would really be great if the Palestinian Authority had the ability to assert its authority over the territory it ostensibly controls, indications to the contrary will not hinder US contacts with the terror body.

Further north, the United Nations remained silent on the rocket attacks, but a condemnation of the abduction of Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Sha’ar and Naftali Fraenkel came from an unexpected source: The Committee on the Exercise of Inalienable Rights of the Palestinians, which condemned the boys’ abduction before launching in to a predictable statement about Israeli culpability for the incident and Palestinian self-pity for the hardships caused by Israel’s response to the kidnapping.

“The Bureau joins the international condemnation of this abduction, including by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.  (But) it wishes to remind Israel, at the same time, that it bears full responsibility for the security of those Israeli citizens that it has illegally transferred to the territory it occupies. …’heavy-handed’ Israeli military operations… (make it) obvious that the actual goal of these actions has been to undermine the recently formed Palestinian National Consensus Government.”

The Committee statement stopped short of calling for the rocket fire to end, but did take care to calle “upon the international community to adopt concerted action to stop Israel’s illegal and provocative actions.”

Despite the attempts to differentiate between Hamas rocket terrorists and those associated with other groups, Finance Minister Yair Lapid said clearly that Israel holds Hamas responsible for all attacks launched from Gaza Strip.

“Even when the rocket is fired by some rogue group at Sderot or Israel’s southern communities, we view Hamas as responsible, because Hamas is in charge of the territory. The fact that recent attacks came from Hamas controlled (refugee camps) is irrelevant because Hamas is the sovereign in Gaza.

 

About the Author: Meir is a news writer for JewishPress.com - and he loves his job.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

18 Responses to “Netanyahu: Either Hamas Ends the Rockets, Or We Will”

  1. Usani Utum says:

    Stop movement of anything into or out of foolish palestinians

  2. Deploy troups into Gaza and clean it.

  3. Diana Janko says:

    Setzen sie sich durch….es gibt Christen die zu Euch Israel halten…ein Christ , der die Juden nicht liebt ,ist kein wahrer Christ

  4. Patrick Obi says:

    You are merely pacifying your enemies. Clean the debris and the stench will quench or leave the debris and endure the ugly oozing thereto.

  5. Debra Sines says:

    Love you, Bibi!!!

  6. Geela Gordon says:

    It’s time show them who the boss and be taught a very hard lesson

  7. islam has had many opportunities to stop their madness. Now we stop it for them

  8. Anna Klovsky says:

    ask enemies to control enemies???!!! IDF!!!!

  9. HAVE NO MERCY ISRAEL … GOOD TAKE`S OVER EVIL !!! NOW IT IS THE TIME !!!

  10. HURRY UP KING BIBI WIPE THOSE DEVILSS MURDERSS OF THIS EARTH PLEASE!!!?

  11. Polly Dorst says:

    Stop the Rockets now.. Palestine/Hamas terrorists MUST pay for the deaths of the three teens. Where is Obama? Why hasn’t he spoken out against these terrorists?

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Jewish blood libel cartoon posted on Facebook sometime in 2014 by an UNRWA teacher in Jordan.
UNRWA Teacher in Jordan Promotes Hatred of Jews on Facebook
Latest News Stories

The Knesset passed its first reading for the 2015-2016 budget by a vote of 57 to 53.

Ambulance near Rachel's Tomb

The Israeli police shot him before he threw his bomb at them.

Netiv Asara House HIt by Sniper 1

Shortly before 7 PM, sniper fire originating from Gaza hit a home in the Israeli town of Netiv Ha’asara.

Jewish blood libel cartoon posted on Facebook sometime in 2014 by an UNRWA teacher in Jordan.

A teacher at an UNRWA school in Jordan includes a Jewish blood libel cartoon on his Facebook account.

“I, Yaakov Litzman, pledge…to be faithful to the government of Israel and to its laws.”

Pope Francis invited the President of Israel for his first official visit to the Vatican.

The Maryland Democrat caved in even though she is retiring at the end of her current term.

Another rash of life-threatening firebombing and rock-throwing attacks has prompted Israel to think twice about abandoning soldiers and civilians as sitting ducks.

Pressure from Gush Etzion leaders has convinced Ya’alon to authorize a site in memory of last year’s three kidnap-murder victims.

As reported earlier, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s grandfather’s grave on the Mount of Olives was desecrated overnight by Arab vandals who destroyed and burned numerous graves. The Mount of Olives is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the world.

British liberal and leftists largely support the deal, though there are some center-left figures who oppose the agreement,

(JERUSALEM) – Beekeepers from across Israel delivered their honey products to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week in light of a festive event held at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem for the upcoming Jewish New Year. A delegation of the Israeli Honey Council, which also included a three-generation family of children, parents, and grandparents in […]

Vice President Joe Biden is embarking on Florida to push the Iran nuclear deal while also checking out his chances as a possible presidential candidate in the 2016 Democratic primaries.

COGAT says, Hamas forcibly took control of warehouses of building materials and confiscated the contents to serve the needs of the organization.

It’s apparently a little boring sitting in the opposition.

Police report that 16-year-old Hagit Prezberg of Petach Tikva has been found safe.

More Articles from Meir Halevi Siegel
Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett.

Jewish Home leader blocks exhibition of dead bodies citing Jewish tradition to honor the dead; NIF objects.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Cabinet holds special session in Ashkelon, faces criticism from local residents, officials over lack of aid package

For two-and-a-half years, residents of the Golan Heights understood that domestic interests in Syria would keep war away from them.

4,000 dunams in G’vaot area declared state land, will open door for large construction project.

With Judeophobic attacks spiking around United Kingdom, local Jews say not enough done to enforce hate crime laws

Drug dealers suspected of aiding Hezbollah make inroads into Israel; smuggling attempts also included Jordan, Syria

Only time PLO seems interested in justice for Palestinians is when Israel is involved

For years, Binyamin Netanyahu’s views on negotiating with terrorists, and on negotiating under fire have been clear: In his defining treatise on the subject Terrorism: How the West Can Win, Netanyahu spelled out clear guidelines for dealing with the scourge of attacks on civilians. Amongst other principles, the then up-and-coming Likud leader said clearly that terrorists must […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/netanyahu-either-hamas-ends-the-rockets-or-we-will/2014/06/30/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: