The Hamas Movement has described Israeli Blue and White party chief Benny Gantz’s threat to kill its leaders during any new war on Gaza as “an attempt to woo Israeli voters.”
“Gantz has to remember — when he was chief of staff — how the resistance’s response was to the aggression against the Gaza Strip during the battles of as-Sijeel and al-Asef al-Makoul,” Hamas spokesman Hazem Qasem stated on Thursday.
“The Zionist entity paid for the crimes that had been committed by its army when Gantz was in office. At the time, the resistance fired hundreds of missiles at Tel Aviv, Occupied Jerusalem and Haifa, which led vital facilities to shut down and sent millions of settlers to shelters. The so-called population of the Gaza envelope lived the worst moments in their lives, and al-Qassam was able to capture soldiers,” spokesman Qasem said.
“The resistance’s response to any new Israeli crime will be many times stronger than before,” the spokesman added.
Gantz recently threatened more than once to assassinate Hamas leaders during any new round of fighting in Gaza.
Blue and White is a new right-wing party led by former army chief of staff Benny Gantz. The party was established recently to run in the April 2019 Knesset elections.