- War by Israel to force the Palestinians into the North Sinai desert is the plan. This minister is just spewing war propaganda to portray the Zionists as victims.
- Senior Israeli Minister Warns Latest Flare-Up Could Lead to New Gaza War
by MICHAEL BACHNER and JUDAH ARI GROSS, https://www.timesofisrael.com/
In the case of an all-out confrontation, Hamas will suffer a blow that will end its rule over the coastal enclave, says Yuval Steinitz.
An Israeli security cabinet member on Wednesday said Israel was possibly on the way to a war with Gaza that would be the “end” for the Hamas terror group’s rule over the Strip, and blamed “foreign parties” such as the Palestinian Authority and Iran for the latest escalation of tensions in Israel’s south.
“We can’t know how it ends, when it ends, but it looks like we are on the way to an escalation,” Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told the Hadashot news channel, after Palestinians fired at least 45 rockets at Israel overnight and the IDF struck dozens of targets in the coastal enclave.
Referring to the last war in Gaza, in the summer of 2014, Steinitz said the current flare-up could “reach the levels of [Operation] Protective Edge number two, and I believe it will be different. I think this time it will be the end of the story for Hamas’s rule over Gaza. We don’t want to go there, but it certainly looks like it’s going to a very bad place.”