Journalist Ben Caspit reports that over the course of the last few years, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was presented with six potential operations for the assassination of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.
The operations were presented by the last three directors of the ISA - Yoram Cohen, Nadav Argaman, and Ronen Bar. According to the report, each of the six was not merely a theory, but a fully-prepared operation ready to be launched, had Netanyahu approved any of them - which he did not.
Additionally, the report claims that the elite Nukhba force of Hamas had grown by more than 100% recently, something that did not draw alarm from Israel's intelligence services.
Yisrael Beytenu leader MK Avigdor Liberman commented: "Netanyahu may deny this report forever, but he is the one granting immunity to the leaders of Hamas, and preventing any attempt to assassinate them."
"I am not guessing, I am writing this as someone who knows the subject personally. This of course joins the report in a French magazine recently, which states that Netanyahu has agreed with the Qatari government not to carry out assassinations of Hamas leaders on Qatari soil."
The Prime Minister's Office has denied the report.