Likud Minister Tzachi Hanegbi on Thursday downplayed Hamas’ rocket attacks in justifying prime minister’s decision not to launch a military operation in Gaza.
“Hamas had a reason to attack,” Hanegbi said in an interview with Galei Tzahal radio, referencing the gun battle between IDF forces and Hamas earlier this week during which 7 terrorists were eliminated.
“Hamas’ revenge was minor. Overall, out of 470 rockets, it succeeded in killing one Palestinian.”
“In the end, 500 kids would come back in coffins if they entered Gaza, so lets measure proportions.
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