According to Israeli media, Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a proposal to kill Hamas political leaders in response to the ongoing firing of rockets by resistance fighters from Gaza to Israel.Newspaper Israel Today said, Wednesday morning, that a proposal was presented to the Israeli prime minister regarding a plan to kill Hamas chiefs Khaled Mashal and Ismail Haniyeh.
Israeli Minister of Finance Yair Lapid, Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett, Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman, in addition to leaders in the Israeli military supported the plan, but Netanyahu apparently rejected it for the reason that ‘it would negatively affect Israel in the international arena’, according to the PNN.
Lapid reportedly claimed that Hamas leaders are responsible for attacks on Israel, and that Israel should hold them accountable.
The newspaper further said that Netanyahu agreed to the bombing of Hamas political leaders’ homes, but only upon confirmation that they were not inside them.
Before dawn, on Tuesday, an Israeli missile struck the house of Ismail Haniyeh, in Gaza. Damage was reported but no casualties, according to the Interior Ministry.