- August 2, 2010
Netanyahu threatens to escalate military attacks on Gaza
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu said that Hamas is responsible for any attack on Israel from the Gaza Strip, adding that his government will take all necessary precautions to “defend” Israel.
Netanyahu, speaking prior to the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, said that the world community should also share the same view.
For his part, Sylvan Shalom, the first deputy premier, said that Hamas would regret resumption of firing rockets at Israeli settlements.
He said that Hamas would exert all efforts possible to avoid a new war on Gaza but would also defend it in the event of any such attack.
Bardawil said that the Israeli claim regarding the firing of rockets from Gaza should be scrutinized, adding that the Israeli military escalation is one-sided.
He charged Israel with trying to mix up the cards in a bid to evade the world’s growing demands for an end to the siege on Gaza.