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Peres tells Obama: Jabari was a murderer
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November 15, 2012 02:09
Hamas military leader Ahmed Jabari was responsible for many Palestinian attacks against Israel from Gaza, President Shimon Peres tells his American counterpart.
President Peres and US President Obam

President Shimon Peres and US President Barack Obama 370. (photo credit:Amos Ben Gershom / GPO)

Hamas military leader Ahmed Jabari was responsible for many Palestinian attacks against Israel from Gaza, President Shimon Peres told his American counterpart Barack Obama on Wednesday.

They spoke by phone half an hour after the IDF killed Jabari.



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Peres gave Obama background on the Hamas leader and described how hard it had been for residents of southern Israel to endure five days of rocket attacks.

Jabari “was a most extreme man and was in charge of all the attacks and assassinations from Gaza against Israel. We shall handle it with great care. Our intention is not to raise the flames, but already for days, day and night, they are shooting rockets at Israel. Women and children cannot sleep at night,” Peres said.

“I visited Sderot this morning and saw with my own eyes the pain of these mothers and children, and the difficulty the South is facing. You know, there are limits. So I want you to know and I wanted to explain our motives,” he said.

Separately, he congratulated Obama on securing another four years in the White House.

“Your election is a great message for the entire world and for Israel. You are the best representative today of the future, looking ahead and doing it with a full heart,” Peres said.

He wished Obama success in his second term, and added, “I’m sure you’ll do it in the greatest way, this great mission.”
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