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June 16, 2014 9:35 am

Ya’alon Suggests Israel Could Target Hamas Leaders in Response to Kidnappings

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Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon. Photo: Reuven Kapuscinski.

Times of Israel – Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, while accusing Hamas of perpetrating the abduction of three Israeli teens, hinted Sunday that Israel, either in retribution or in order to thwart future attacks, may reestablish its campaign of targeted killings against the organization’s leadership.

“We will know how to exact a very heavy price from the leaders of Hamas wherever and whenever we find it appropriate and from whomever ponders the notion of harming the citizens of Israel or disrupting their lives,” Ya’alon said at the Israel Defense Prize ceremony at the President’s Residence on Sunday evening.

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