Deport the Heads of Hamas – Avi Dichter (Israel Hayom)
(dailyalert.org, July 4, 2014)
This past month has made it very clear what Hamas’ strategy is: taking over the Palestinian Authority by entering into a unity government with PA President Abbas, while capturing Palestinian hearts that brim with joy the moment they hear about an attack by Hamas terrorists that left three Jewish youths dead.
Attempts to describe an imaginary situation in which the political Hamas is separate from the military Hamas range from naive to pathetic.
Israel must strike while the iron is still hot and implement the most effective leverage of deterrence: deportation. Deporting the Hamas terrorist infrastructure from the West Bank to Gaza is a move that will create truly significant deterrence.
As someone who has seen this from up close for decades, I’m saying that a move like this will have tremendous efficacy against terrorists and potential terrorists.
The writer is a former director of the Israel Security Agency and Minister of Internal Security.