Report: Netanyahu wanted revenge for rocket forcing him offstage before election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly determined to kill Islamic Jihad commander Bahaa Abu Al-Ata after rocket fire forced the premier off stage at an election rally shortly before September’s election, reported the Times of Israel .On 10 September, two rockets were fired at Ashdod and nearby Ashkelon from Gaza, “triggering sirens that forced Netanyahu to abort a campaign speech that was being broadcast live”. In scenes caught on film, the prime minister “was rushed off the stage to take cover”.The article, citing reports on Channel 12 and Channel 13 , claimed “Netanyahu was furious and immediately pressured senior security officials to approve Abu al-Ata’s assassination.”At the time, the reports said, Israeli military officials “had reservations”, on the basis that it ...Read more

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