In the wake of the failure of the talks with Hamas to bring about prisoner of war Cpl. Gilad Shalit’s release, a Druze Likud Knesset member, Ayoub Kara, has called on the prime minister to launch a military operation in Gaza to bring home the kidnapped soldier.
“Hamas needs to be spoken to in Arabic, not in French or in any lovey-dovey tone. The prime minister needs to launch a combined covert military operation that will bring back Shalit or, alternatively, will capture Haniyeh or Mashal and bring them to Israel until Shalit is released,” said Mr. Kara.
Mr. Kara added,“The State of Israel is at an unprecedented low point in terms of its leadership and power of deterrence. Netanyahu has to finish forming his government so that the Kadima government is quickly replaced.”
Aryeh Eldad of the National Union Party said yesterday Israel “needs to publish an ultimatum that all Hamas leaders, including [Hamas Prime Minister Ismail] Haniya, will be executed unless Shalit is released within one week.”
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