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Israel should have killed Hamas leader in Gaza: Party chief

Published on Dec 9, 2012 6:06 AM
 
A fire ball rises as the Israeli air force carries out a raid over Gaza City on Nov 17, 2012, for the fourth consecutive day.  Israel should have taken advantage of exiled Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal's first visit to the Gaza Strip to kill him, opposition MP and Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz said on Saturday. -- PHOTO: AFP

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel should have taken advantage of exiled Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal's first visit to the Gaza Strip to kill him, opposition MP and Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz said on Saturday.

"We should have taken advantage of the occasion to slice the head off the serpent. Meshaal deserves to die," Mr Mofaz, also a former defence minister, said in a statement.

"I would recommend that he pack his bags as quickly as possible and get out of Gaza," he added.

"If Israel continues to weaken Abu Mazen (Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas) and does not deal firmly with Hamas, we will soon see Meshaal in Judaea and Samaria," Mr Mofaz said, referring to the Westbank.

 
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