Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israeli forces will keep hunting down leaders of Hamas in the Gaza Strip after killing the wife and child of the group’s militia chief in an air raid.
“The commanders of terror organizations are a legitimate target,” Netanyahu said last night at a Tel Aviv news conference. “No one is immune.”
The prime minister brushed off a question about whether the air strike Aug. 19 killed Mohammed Deif himself, the head of the Qassam Brigades that Israel has tried to assassinate five times and has left crippled. The militia said Deif had survived the attack, which led to a renewed barrage of rockets at Israel following a nine-day truce.
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