ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 147

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Sderot mayor urges military op to ‘assassinate’ terror groups

Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi expresses frustration with the government following a rocket attack on his city, accusing the nation’s leaders of being all talk but letting Gaza’s terror groups dictate the security situation in the south.

“Enough with the lip service. There are two terror groups ruling Gaza. They shoot when they want. We need to assassinate them,” he tells Channel 13 news, standing in the construction site where three people were injured in a rocket strike.

He says the army should launch a thought-out offensive operation against Gaza, but also says he trusts the army to do the right thing.

“If we don’t take care of this now, and put it at the top of the agenda, before any other thing the government wants to do, bringing down prices or not, the safety of residents of the south and of Sderot must come before everything else,” he says.

Elsewhere, former defense minister Benny Gantz warns that Gazans “will pay a price for shooting at the south,” in Hebrew and Arabic tweets.

Far-right MK Almog Cohen, a resident of nearby Ofakim, accuses the Gazan terrorists of timing the barrage to coincide with pickup time for Israeli kindergartens.

“The response needs to be deadly and painful,” he tells Israel National News.

 

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