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November 25, 2012 1:37 pm

Netanyahu to Pilots: If Quiet is Not Kept You Will Return to Hitting Remnant of Hamas Weapons Stockpile

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Prime Minister Netanyahu visits an Iron Dome battery. Photo: GPO.

On Sunday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed doubts that the current ceasefire between Hamas and Israel would stick in the long-term. According to the Jerusalem Post, during a talk to a group of pilots at the Palmachim air base, he said, “If the quiet is kept, you can continue preparing for the next campaign.” But he warned if it is not kept “you will go back to hitting what remains of the Hamas stockpile of weapons.”

“The Hamas weapons caches suffered very severely from this operation. The precise and accurate operation of the IDF destroyed most of the missiles aimed at the center of the country and thousands of missiles aimed at southern Israel,” Israel’s Channel 2 reported him as telling the assembled group.

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Netanyahu, who has received criticism from large segments of the Israeli public for his agreement to a ceasefire also told the pilots “the minute the operation accomplished its goal, there was no reason to continue it.”

Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz, and IAF commander Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel joined Netanyahu on his visit to the air base.

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  • LT COL HOWARD

    Israel must raise the price so high that the message is clear to Hamas: “don’t even think about firing more missiles since our “proportionate response” would be immediate, fierce and very costly to you and to the population that you represent. For a specific example, announce that you have a list of 300 ( # ? ) residential buildings and publicize your list.( This constitutes ” fair warning” having been given to the inhabitants of these buildings.} Then announce that for each incoming missile you’re going to destroy one of these buildings ….and if the Hamas attack continues, Israel must go ahead with these attacks. The residents of all 300 buildings. will feel the panic. Having given adequate warning, Israel must go ahead with these attacks.

  • George somofyi

    Problem is that Israel never finishes the
    Job thus allowing terrorists to rearm
    Please finish the job once and for all
    Also just turn off the electricity and water
    In gaza and rockets will stop

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