Days of Palestine

Sunday, January 29

Israeli PM, defence minister tighten 12-year-old siege on Gaza

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Both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened on Monday to tighten 12-year-old Israeli siege imposed on Gaza.

Reported by the Israeli news website Ynet News, Netanyahu said that his top priority is to advance a bill in the Knesset to isolate Gaza as soon as before the next week.

However, Lieberman named the Gaza Strip as Hamas and said: “The way Hamas is conducting itself, it could pay a heavier price than it did in Protective Edge.”

The extremist Israeli Jewish minister referred to the activities of the Great March of Return, which started on March 30, calling for ending the 12-year-old Israeli siege imposed on Gaza and to call for achieving the Palestinian right to return.

It has been clear for years that the Israeli officials refer to the Gaza Strip as Hamas and the Palestinians as terrorists to justify their brutal measures against them.

However, Hamas is not a terror group as depicted by the Israeli and most of the Western media, but it is a resistance groups whose resistance activities do not need a proof that they are guaranteed by the international law.

“I suggest they [Gazans] get it together and stop with the fires,” he said, referring to the balloons and kites flown by the protesters along the Israeli barbed fence placed along the east of the Gaza Strip.

He added: “In the coming days, we will continue putting restrictions on the crossings. I have instructed the Israeli occupation army to take several measures.”