Hamas threatens to assassinate Israeli ministers if its leaders attacked

A Hamas leader threatened on Saturday to assassinate Israel's leaders if it targets the group's heads, promising to hit "minister for minister." "Any Israeli stupidity of targeting Hamas leaders or ministers, Hamas will likewise take action," Mushir al-Masri said in a statement reported by the DPA news agency. "Vis-à-vis the Israeli threats to target ministers, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh or any other leader, [Hamas's armed wing] would treat the Israelis on the principle of head for head and minister for minister," he said.