Israel warned Hamas on Tuesday that none of its leaders were safe from attack after a rocket fired by its militants killed an Israeli woman, as Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas arrived in Gaza for talks on shoring up a truce between rival factions.
JERUSALEM, May 23 -- Israel's deputy defense minister threatened Tuesday to target Hamas political leaders, calling them "terrorists in suits" after a rocket attack by the radical Palestinian Islamic group killed an Israeli woman.
Israel's deputy defense minister threatened Tuesday to target Hamas political leaders, calling them "terrorists in suits" after a rocket attack by the Islamic militant group killed an Israeli woman.
Israel launched more air strikes on suspected Gaza militants on Wednesday which wounded seven people, hospital officials and residents of the northern part of the coastal strip said.
Analysis: Air strikes have taken out some Hamas leaders and crews firing rockets at Israel. But many Palestinians perceive the Israeli actions as support for Fatah
Israel said on Tuesday it could target Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas and a Gaza ground offensive was possible unless world pressure was brought on the Islamist group to halt rocket fire.
As it ponders how to stop Hamas militants from launching rockets into Israel, the Jewish state is keeping all of its options open -- including assassination attempts on Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya, a top Israeli defense official said Tuesday.
The Israeli Air Force mounted three more attacks on Gaza today, as an Israeli woman killed by rocket fire from Gaza on Monday was buried in Sderot, Israel.
Israel warned Hamas on Tuesday that none of its leaders were safe from attack after a rocket fired by Gaza militants killed a woman in the shell-shocked town of Sderot, where anger mounted over the army's inability to stop the barrage.
Israeli airstrikes Tuesday targeted two camps used by the Islamic militant group Hamas, one day after a Palestinian rocket attack killed a woman in southern Israel, and Israeli leaders suggested even the Palestinian premier could be targeted in reprisal strikes.