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Israeli Officials: If Rockets Don’t Stop, Hamas Leaders Will Die

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh
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An unnamed Hamas official said the terror group has been negotiating with Israel via Egyptian intelligence services, according to BBC News. The report said terrorists would stop firing missiles at Israeli civilians “within hours.” Israeli officials have not responded to the report.

The report linked the rocket fire – dozens over the past week, including more than 50 on Thursday alone – to Israel’s manhunt for the killers of Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Sha’ar and Naftali Fraenkel, and to the Arab rioting in Jerusalem over the the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir. The network did not mention the fact that more than 300 rockets have been fired from Gaza since the end of Operation Pillar of Defense in November, 2012.

Hamas has threatened to “open the gates of hell” if Israel invades the Gaza Strip, where the terror group has ruled since 2006. Since the beginning of the Oslo War in September, 2000, terrorists have fired more than 12,000 rockets over the Gaza border at civilians inside Israel, some reaching as far as the outskirts of Jerusalem, 90 kilometrers away.

Israel continued Thursday night to mass troops on the Gaza border ahead of a possible operation to reign in the rockets.

Gershon Baskin, a veteran left-wing activist who claims to have negotiated the 1,027 terrorist-for-Gilad Shalit deal, wrote on his Facebook page that he had warned the Hamas leadership that Israel is committed to “taking firm decisive military action against Hamas leaders, even though it was known that Hamas was not shooting the rockets” (how,exactly, Baskin knows this is unclear). Baskin also indicated he had information that Israel would resume targeted killings of Hamas leaders if the rockets do not stop.

“A senior Israeli official who I spoke with at the 4th of July party at the US Ambassador’s residence, told me last evening (knowing that I would pass the message to Gaza) that Israel was extremely serious and that if the rockets did not stop, senior Hamas leaders would pay with their lives. Last evening one of the Hamas leaders sent me a message stating that they (Hamas) were doing everything in their power to stop the rockets and that their mission was not easy,” Baskin wrote.

Not that the warning helped, at least in the initial term: Palestinian terrorists from Gaza fired multiple rockets at Israeli communities early Friday morning.

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73 Responses to “Israeli Officials: If Rockets Don’t Stop, Hamas Leaders Will Die”

  1. Delta Kilo says:

    Now getting scared ehh… I better move over to Jordan

  2. They should have been killed years ago! They lead a genocidal terror organization against you! How pathetic that they are still alive! And not just the leaders. Wipe out Hamas in its entirety! Then start on Fatah and the PA.

  3. finalmente la lingua che hamas capira’;se pero’saranno solo parole crescera’ l’impressino che siamo un tigre senza denti

  4. u need to wipe all hamas members from top to bottom if there will be ever be peace.

  5. Every rocket = 2 Hamas leaders starting now! The only thing they understand

  6. only 2 per rocket???? that does not cut it with me!!

  7. good move, wipe them out

  8. Ken Man says:

    They talk with forked tongues that lot

  9. This is what they should have said on day one. Hamas’ leaders only care about themselves.

  10. “2 Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘I have noted what Amalek did to Israel in opposing them on the way when they came up out of Egypt. 3 Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.” (1 Sam. 15:2-3)

  11. That’s the way to seek peace!

  12. How did we get such weak, cowardly leaders?

  13. korekkk. Jas like in pakistan leader bin laden of al qaeda US get in there liked a film james bond

  14. They should know that Mossad is behind them…since long time ago. We know where they are, what they eat, and even the color of their socks they put each morning.

  15. Adou Abel says:

    Excellent news, thanks…!!!

  16. IT’S ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!! REGARDING HAMAS LEADERS – WIPE THEM OUT, ALL OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Haniyeh is packing. At lightening speed, got a ticket for Qatar.

  18. Messages, menaces, Bibi is playing like Obama. I think he contracted Obama illness. Now I am waiting for a red line. Naftali Bennett for PM.

  19. Kill them anyway.

  20. that is the way to go againist these savages.

  21. Just wipe them off!

  22. Max Aaron says:

    What are they waiting for? Hamas would rather die ‘martyrs’ than stop firing rockets! Any other country would have taken out the trash years ago! HaShem warned us that the only way to deal with death worshipping monsters like Hamas is by eliminating them.

  23. Vickie Tabor says:

    take care of business.

  24. Great, aim at the persons resbonsable!

  25. He should die regardless

  26. dont provoke isreal to war hear the warning ..,

  27. GOOD LET THEM DIE THEY ARE TERRORIST

  28. They are dead men walking

  29. Oren Meldung says:

    they should be dying regardless…. hamas leadership should be targeted on a daily. israel has been neutered for too long

  30. Do not trust them!

  31. I say start using your Neutronic bombs start wiping out the pigs that is Hamas

  32. I’m sure they are shaking in their shoes (NOT!). Whoops was that incitement? Please don’t come after me Tzippy Livni!

  33. Cori LBere says:

    One should never tell or give notice of ones intentions when you are on the field of play…ie…war for life and death… stupid move… keep your mouth shut and try to act as if you are older then 5…. never give the other side time to set-up a defence…! How stupid and careless Bibi….!

  34. Why did it stop in the first place?

  35. Why did it stop in the first place?

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