Monday, December 22, 2008

Livni, Netanyahu Vow to Topple Hamas Rule


"22/12/2008 The top candidates to become Israel's next prime minister vowed on Sunday to topple Hamas in the Gaza Strip and officials authorized strikes on a wider range of resistance fighters’ targets after a six-month-old truce ended in violence.

The threats by Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and right-wing Likud party chief Benjamin Netanyahu followed a cabinet meeting in which outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert cautioned against rushing into a large-scale ground operation in the Hamas-ruled enclave in response to escalating rocket fire by resistance fighters.

Such an operation could result in heavy casualties on both sides, fuel a major humanitarian crisis in the aid-dependent Gaza Strip and spark an international outcry against Israel......"

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