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Daily Israel Report

MKs: Enough Defense – End Hamas

National Union MKs call on government to stop relying on “Iron Dome” and start hitting Hamas – hard.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 8/20/2011, 11:59 PM

NU Knesset members
NU Knesset members
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National Union (Ichud Leumi) party Knesset Members called on the government Saturday to take dramatic action in response to the declaration of the Hamas terrorist organization of its resumed hostilities and subsequent murderous rocket attacks.

“Iron Dome cannot be the answer,” said MK Aryeh Eldad. “The answer has to be taking out all the heads of Hamas, tonight. From Ismail Haniyeh and Khaled Mashaal on down.”

MK Ben-Ari called to not only target Hamas, but retake Gaza. “The one conclusion from the recent events must lead us to reoccupy Gaza,” he said.

“Otherwise, we will remain captive in the hands of terrorist gangs, who will make us pay a high price in blood every now and again,” he continued. He warned against being satisfied with a ceasefire like the one declared after Operation Cast Lead, saying, “No more 'tadiyeh' with gangs of murderers.”

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Saturday afternoon that Israel is “acting with efficiency” against rocket attacks.

Minister of Internal Security Yitzchak Aharonovich issued a harsher warning following an attack on Be'er Sheva in which one person was killed and several others wounded. “Hamas is responsible for this. Our response will be harsh and very painful. We will not put up with this anymore, the [rocket] fire must stop. We will put an end to it,” he said.