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:
“I do not want to launch an operation, but there is a good chance that we will have no other option but to go in so that we can create durable deterrence.”
Erdan added that those who launch burning kites from Gaza should be shot, regardless of their age.
“Age does not matter, they are terrorists and the danger they create must be prevented.”
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)