Israeli regional council chief says Hamas 'succeeded in its mission' of terrorizing residents

September 13, 2014 18:20


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Hamas and Islamic Jihad operatives who have been firing rockets and mortars into Israel for over a decade have “succeeded in their mission” of terrorizing civilians, the head of the Sha’ar Hanegev regional council said on Saturday.

“In the last 13 years, until this past summer, there has been steady growth and a growing population in all of the towns near the Gaza border,” the council chief, Alon Shuster, told a town hall meeting in Holon on Saturday.

“The discovery of the tunnels this past summer during Operation Protective Edge, when we saw 13 Hamas men coming out from underground, created a crack in the mental fortitude of the residents,” he said.

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