IDF Chief of Staff and Education Minister Naftali Bennett reportedly faced off during a cabinet meeting regarding the escalating security situation in southern Israel after Bennett demanded that the IDF bomb Gazans who launch flaming kites into Israel.
According to Channel 2, Bennett asked Eizenkot why “Why not shoot anyone who fires an aerial weapon at our towns and against the terror cells? Why shoot next to them and not at them? There is nothing legally preventing this- were are talking about terrorists in every way.”
Eizenkot replied that “I do not think that shooting boys and children who are the ones who launch the balloons and the kites is correct.”
Bennett then asked Eizenkot “what if we are talking about an adult who is identified as an adult?”
“Are you proposing to drop a bomb from an airplane on a squadron of kite and balloon launchers?” asked Eizenkot. After Bennett answered in the affirmative, Eizenkot said that “this contradicts my operational and moral position.”
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