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Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi

Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi is calling for the IDF to carry out a large-scale “military operation” in Gaza in response to rocket attacks that are once again targeting his city.

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Speaking Thursday night in response to the rocket attack that scored a direct hit on a yeshiva building in Sderot, Davidi said, “This situation can not continue. As I said in the past, only a military operation will bring quiet to our area.

“[Hamas leaders Ismail] Haniyeh and [Yahya] Sinwar are ‘sons of death’ and we should hit them first,” Davidi said, urging the IDF to carry out targeted assassinations against the top leaders of Hamas.

“The precious residents of Sderot and the Gaza envelope are entitled to raise their children in a quiet and routine manner, as are all residents of the country. We will continue to develop the city and be blessed with thousands of new families,” he added.

“Terrorism will not defeat us. ”

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.