Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday, 7 Iyar, addressed the assassination of top Hamas engineer Fadi al-Batsh in Malaysia, saying he will do whatever he can to prevent the burial of the terrorist in Gaza. The assassination is being blamed on the Mossad according to Hamas leaders.
In an interview with Galei Tzahal (Army Radio), the senior minister said, “This can be attributed to James Bond”. He added Israel will be contacting Egypt, asking that Cairo not permit the body to enter Gaza via the Rafiach Crossing for burial.
Mr. Lieberman also addressed Friday’s most recent confrontations between Gazans and Israeli troops along the Gaza border, stating it is Hamas’ way to place the children in front, to use them as shields. He was referring to the death of a 15-year-old, who according to the preliminary IDF report was trying to penetrate the border fence.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)