Thursday, April 10, 2008

Israeli calls for killing Hamas leaders heighten after Nahal Oz operation

"RAMALLAH, (GAZA)-- Israeli calls for eliminating the Hamas Movement and its leaders in Gaza heightened after the Palestinian resistance killed Tuesday an Israel officer and two soldiers, and wounded five others in the Nahal Oz crossing, east of the Gaza city.

Extremist Knesset MP Ivy Itam called for assassinating premier Ismail Haneyya, overthrowing his government and eliminating the Palestinian resistance; whereas, Israeli minister Gideon Ezra called for stop supplying Gaza power station with fuel.

For her part, Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni held Hamas fully responsible for the operation at the pretext that Gaza is under the Movement's control.

Otniel Schneller, another Knesset MP, called for targeting all leaders of Palestinian factions in Gaza regardless of their affiliations and for establishing a buffer zone inside Gaza lands along the border fence."

Fayyad's government slams Nahal Oz operation

"RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- The unconstitutional government of Fayyad in Ramallah, which has strong relations with the Israeli government, condemned the heroic Nahal Oz operation carried out Wednesday by the Palestinian resistance and resulted in the death of one Israeli officer, two soldiers, and the injury of many others.

"While efforts being made to reach calm and end the issue of Gaza crossings which could alleviate the suffering of our people in the Strip, some parties deliberately give [Israelis] pretexts for the closure of crossings and depriving Gaza citizens from fuel supplies," an official source in the Fayyad government said.

The Israeli occupation had been imposing a suffocating siege on Gaza for more than ten months and closing crossings before such operations were carried out.

Israeli political sources said Wednesday that Hamas would pay dearly for the operation carried out by Palestinian resistance fighters in the Nahal Oz crossing, east of the Gaza city, alleging that such operations are carried out with Hamas approval......."

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