Racist Israeli Occupation Government Minister,
Tsahi Hanegby, Calls for Resumption of Systematic Assassinations
of Hamas Leaders
MK Ibrahim Abdullah criticizes
Hanegby's invitation to resume assassinations of Hamas leaders
Date: 08 / 02 / 2008 Time: 18:21
Jerusalem – Ma'an -
The head of the Islamic Movement and the
Chairman of the Arab Consolidated List, Ibrahim Abdullah, on Friday
condemned the statements of the Minister for Internal Security, Tsahi
Hanegby, who invited the Israeli cabinet to resume the "systematic
assassinations" of the Hamas political leadership.
Hanegby said he considered any distinction between the military and
political arms of the movement to be "artificial" and unreal.
He added that Hamas' policy of the past few years of not carrying out
attacks inside Israel has changed since the recent bombing in Dimona.
"This is why we must also change the policy of the Israeli government
and stop allowing the Hamas leadership to enjoy immunity," he explained.
"Hanegby's statements revealed what a sadist
their author is and will inevitably open the doors of hell on all
sides," Ibrahim Abdullah responded.
"These threats of terrorism make up part of Israel's continuous crimes,
by which they attempt to achieve political gains," he said.
Nevertheless, Abdullah added that the Israelis "would not frighten the
Palestinian leadership working for the elimination of the occupation,
the cause of all evil in the region."
"All Israeli assassinations carried out against the Palestinian
leadership over the years of occupation have not broken the will of the
Palestinian people," he continued, "but have increased their
determination to continue to resist the occupation. Having tasted defeat
in Lebanon, Israel should know that the solution to the crises will not
be solved through the use of violence, but through recognition of the
right of the other party to live freely in their homeland."
Abdullah stressed that Israel could very well fall for this "foolish
move" proposed by Hanegby. If, he continued, Israel precipitates the
region into a new phase of mutual assassinations, "then no one would be
able to predict what destructive results could ensue."
It is significant to note that Israel assassinated the chief leaders of
Hamas, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and Abdul Aziz Rantissi, in the Gaza Strip in
2004. Shortly before, Hanegby had described them as having a direct
impact on the motives of the leadership of Hamas to continue suicide
attacks. The Israeli army has refrained since then from targeting the
political wing of Hamas.
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