Israel has informed its allies that it is preparing to send assassination teams abroad to target Hamas leaders in retaliation for the killing of Israeli citizens, the Times newspaper reported on Sunday.
The newspaper suggested that Hamas had received warnings of impending strikes from intelligence services in the Middle East and Europe.
So Israel thinks it has a right to murder people on a whim. Scum. https://t.co/UhK1S4v9Dk
— William Domoney (@Panzerfrank) May 9, 2022
The report quoted intelligence sources as saying that “Israel was seeking to send a clear message after a year in which it has observed a ceasefire, brokered by Egypt, which ended the latest round of warfare in Gaza in May 2021.”
The government is now preparing to “up the ante”.
Hamas’ political leader in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, said during a press conference on Saturday that the “big battle” for Al-Aqsa Mosque will begin after Ramadan if Israel “does not cease its aggression” at the mosque.
— The Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) May 4, 2022
According to the newspaper, “Analysts suggest that any move against Palestinian leaders on home soil is unlikely, as that could prompt a renewed barrage of rockets towards Israeli cities, the trigger for last year’s war. The assassinations are more likely to be carried out in other countries in the region where senior Hamas members live and operate, such as Lebanon or Qatar.”
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)