The Times of Israel newspaper reported on what it called the effective way to get rid of the leaders of the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitation) and reviewed the experiences of arrest, killing, and expulsion since the beginning The first intifada in 1988and ended with the option of killing.
An unprecedented period
The newspaper went on to say that since 2014, Hamas leaders have enjoyed immunity from assassinations, which is a gift – according to its claim – given to them by the Prime Minister. Benjamin NetanyahuAs part of his belief that strengthening Hamas is in Israel's interest, this was an unprecedented period that lasted for more than 9 years, “during which the movement's leaders enjoyed a luxury that had not been granted to them before.”
The Times of Israel claimed that Yahya Al-SanwarHe, who knew very well that he was immune, took advantage of this and used to provoke Israel and belittle it, by taking pictures during protests at the fence, and “arrogant pictures” in the office or near his home in the city of Khan Yunis, in a clear challenge to make his location known and the extent to which he felt safe. During this period, 3 heads of the LSA servedShin Bet Netanyahu made plans to eliminate Sinwar 6 times, but he rejected them all.
End of immunity period
The Israeli newspaper pointed out that, in any case, this era has ended and no Israeli prime minister will dare to grant immunity to Hamas leaders again. Since Saturday, October 7, various ideas have been put forward, all aiming for the same goal, which is the end of the path of Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip.
The Times of Israel returned to asking the question: What is the most effective way to fight them? To say that even Oslo AccordsIsrael was using two main procedures: arrest and deportation. Deportation to another country is considered a more severe punishment, but experience shows that this option has many disadvantages. Activists who were under Israel’s watch in the occupied territories were expelled to other countries. There, far from Israel's long arm, they worked almost unhindered, raising millions for organizations and urging activists in the occupied territories to continue working against Israel.
She referred to the experience of expelling Hamas leaders to southern Lebanon in 1992, saying that these leaders met with members of… Hizb allahThey provided them with qualifications and training using more advanced means. After half a year, Rabin surrendered to American pressure and the deportees returned to the occupied territories carrying this advanced knowledge, and their relations with Hezbollah improved.IranThis was the last time Israel used the penalty of deportation.
After reviewing many experiences of expulsion, arrest, and liquidation, the newspaper concluded that keeping senior Hamas officials in Gaza, and taking great care to eliminate them, is the best way for Israel to deal with Hamas and lead to its surrender.