Yerushalayim Mayor: ‘We Will Not Stop’ Until Hamas Is Defeated


barkatIsrael will not stop its rocket attacks and ground offensive in Gaza until Hamas is unable to continue firing rockets at Israel, Yerushalayim Mayor Nir Barkat says. “With all due respect, it’s not a symmetrical war,” Barkat said Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”

“Unfortunately, there’s terrorists who have no clue what honest means, what the Geneva Convention means. And we will hunt them and kill them before they kill us.”

Barkat told Cavuto that Israel is trying to pinpoint as much as possible and not hit innocent children, but that is difficult when Hamas bases its rockets under schools, then tells people to ignore Israel’s warnings of retaliation.

“Well, we’ll do even more to target the terrorists and the militants using their children as protective shields and hitting our children,” Barkat responded. “We will continue with force to hit the militants. We will not stop until we are sure that they cannot fire missiles,” he said. “If they hide behind children, we will warn them once, warn them twice, and go after terrorists. And God forbid, take those innocent children of innocent people away, because we will not stop.”

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  1. Not really; Actually, the current Govt of Israel is extremely sensitive to world opinion.
    Just look how many Israeli soldiers are being sacrificed, so as to minimize “civilian” casualties, just to please the world.

  2. Last I checked, Barakat was the mayor of Jerusalem, not the Prime Minister of Israel. His words don’t hold any weight.