Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Thursday morning explained his decision not to allow fuel into Gaza through Israel’s Kerem Shalom crossing.
“We are not planning to play ping pong,” he said. “There was an Egyptian request and we acceded to it. We took half a step, and allowed them to bring gas and fuel in, but Egypt also promised there would be no more rocket attacks, kites, incendiary [balloons], or violence along the border.”
Liberman also noted that Hamas uses children to send incendiary kites towards Israel.
“Regarding those who send [incendiary] kites [into Israel] – because they send them from within populated homes, and purposefully send small children, even from a distance of 3-4 kilometers, where you can’t see the terror cell anymore – we make our own decisions.”
“At any rate, we need to hit those in charge of sending the kites – not their pawns, not through operations, but the ones who send them. We will act accordingly.
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