Israeli Minister Warns of New War on Gaza

Israel’s Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has warned that the government might launch another war against the Gaza Strip because Palestinians continue to fly incendiary kites over Israeli farms, Quds Press reported on Friday.

Shaked also accused Hamas of inflaming the situation in the besieged territory.

Shaked said that Israel, which developed the iron dome anti-missile system, is able to develop a new system to take down the Palestinian kites. She claimed that the Palestinian children who fly kites are terrorists involved in terrorism.

The minister echoed similar remarks made by Israel’s Public Security Minister, Gilad Erdan, who was reported by Haaretz on Thursday as saying that Israel might be forced to launch a large-scale military operation in the Gaza Strip.

Erdan told Israeli Army Radio:

Erdan added that those who launch burning kites from Gaza should be shot, regardless of their age.

The Palestinians in the Gaza Strip continue to point out that their protests are entirely legitimate under international law. To call them terrorists, they insist, is not only inaccurate but also an attempt by the Israelis and their supporters to deceive the world about the nature of the conflict in occupied Palestine.

Source: Palestine Chronicle