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The security services are reportedly determined to “eliminate” the Palestinian group’s members even if it takes them “years”.

Israel plans to launch a security operation against members of the Palestinian Hamas militant group who reside outside of Gaza, the head of Israel’s domestic security service said in a televised address on Sunday.

The Jewish state will hunt down the militants anywhere in the world, Bar said in a video aired by the Israeli public broadcaster Kan. The official said that Türkiye, Lebanon, and Qatar are among the countries where Israel plans to search for its adversaries.

“The cabinet has set us a goal, in street talk, to eliminate Hamas. This is our Munich,” Bar said. It is unclear when exactly his statement was made. Shin Bet has not commented on its chief’s statements.

The Israeli government vowed to deliver an ultimate defeat to the Gaza-based group in the wake of the October 7 attack launched by Hamas against Israel. Some 1,200 Israelis, mostly civilians, were killed in the assault, and around 240 people were taken hostage.

West Jerusalem responded with a massive bombing campaign against Gaza, followed by a ground operation. The death toll linked to the Israeli offensive on the Palestinian enclave has so far exceeded 15,500, according to local health authorities. As a result of this high human toll, Israel’s campaign has sparked widespread condemnation in the Muslim world and beyond over its allegedly indiscriminate tactics and heavy civilian casualties.

In his speech, Bar compared the planned operation to a years-long targeted assassination campaign Israel launched in response to the 1972 Munich massacre. At that time, members of a Palestinian militant organization, Black September, took hostage and ultimately killed 11 Israeli Olympic team members during that year’s Summer Olympics.

On Monday, Bar said, “We will do this everywhere, in Gaza, in the West Bank, in Lebanon, in Turkey, in Qatar.” The official added that his security service was determined to continue the effort even if it “will take a few years.”

The Israeli campaign targeting Black September members and operatives of the Palestine Liberation Organization allegedly continued for over 20 years and included operations in France, Italy, Cyprus, and Lebanon. Mossad agents killed 18 people suspected of involvement in the massacre.

The operations also saw unrelated people being killed by Israeli agents, either by mistake or by collateral damage, in their operations. One of those killed was a Moroccan waiter in Norway, an incident that led to the arrest and sentencing of five Israeli agents by Norwegian authorities.

Earlier, the Wall Street Journal reported that Israel was planning a global assassination campaign against Hamas. The nation’s intelligence started drawing up plans for the operations after the October 7 attack, the paper reported on December 1, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter.

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  1. We must never forget that Australian and New Zealand troops were part of a British Allied force that took Gaza and Jerusalem in 1917. Civilian casualties although regrettable, do happen. Very sad when children are taught to hate and kill from an early age. Only prayer and and a focus on humanity living in harmony will get these people through this crisis. Think how many lives will saved if Hama surrenders unconditionally.

  2. Not difficult to see what is going on:
    Hamas funds schools, orphanages, mosques, health-care clinics, soup kitchens, and sports leagues. “Approximately 90 percent of its work is in social, welfare, cultural, and educational activities,” writes the Israeli scholar Reuven Paz*. The Palestinian Authority often fails to provide such services, and Hamas’s efforts in this area–as well as a reputation for honesty, in contrast to the many Fatah officials accused of corruption–help to explain its broad popularity. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/hamas-backgrounder
    Israel created Hamas hoping to sponsor an irrational ISIS-type bogeyman to counterbalance the Palestinian Authority which had become altogether too cooperative to serve as an excuse for ongoing ethnic cleansing. Hamas however, became legitimate, honest and popular so the Hasbara has concentrated on painting Hamas in lurid “Terr’ist” colours so they can be killed – teachers, nurses, doctors, ambulance-men, sports teams – ’cause they’re “Hamas terr’ists”
    Evil incarnate.
    *Reuven Paz was director of the Project for the Research of Islamist Movements (PRISM), Herzliya, Israel.

  3. Different polls in Gaza and the West Bank suggest that between 70 to 95 percent of the people support not only Hamas, but also the butchery that they carried out on 7 October.

    I remember in the September 2000 after Yasser Arafat started another intifada just after he refused a Palestinian state, they did polls and found that about 70 percent supported suicide bombing innocent people in Israel.

  4. I’m sorry but being able to see what is happening in Gaza to the children is heart wrenching and soul destroying. Israeli tech runs the five eyes snooping and spying program and we are experiencing a loss of humanity through this techno facism, an extension of the killshot program of the WHO.

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