The Times of Israel reports: “Ahead of the expected start of a days-long lull in fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Israel’s leaders were adamant Wednesday that they would soon press on with their mission to demolish the terror group and its leadership.
At a press conference in Tel Aviv held alongside members of the war cabinet, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had ‘already instructed’ the country’s Mossad spy agency to target the heads of Hamas ‘wherever they are.’
The premier said so after a reporter mentioned a Kan news report asserting that Ismail Haniyeh and Khaled Mashaal are ‘euphoric’ over the war and expect to continue ruling Gaza after it ends.
Asked whether the truce, which will last four days but could be extended by a few more, applies to targeting Hamas chiefs — a presumed reference to those abroad — Netanyahu said there was ‘no such obligation.’
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant weighed in to say all Hamas leaders were walking dead men. ‘They are living on borrowed time,’ Gallant said of the terror chiefs. ‘The struggle is worldwide: From gunmen in the field to those who are enjoying luxury jets while their emissaries are acting against women and children — they are destined to die.’…”
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