Steinitz: We will weigh removing Hamas if rockets continue

October 30, 2011 18:24

Continued terror from Gaza will eventually require weighing a fundamental response from the IDF, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz told Army Radio Sunday night.

"Responding to activity is not enough," Steinitz said, specifying that in the long run, a "root canal" to change the strategic situation might be necessary.

"We will weigh an intensive treatment for the arms problem, which will apparently be toppling Hamas from power and reestablishing control over the southern Strip in the area of the Philadelphi route."

Regarding the recent rocketfire, Stenitz said that Hamas, which failed to prevent the rockets, is neither a partner for peace nor a partner for calm.

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