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Israeli politician calls for nuclear strike on Gaza

January 14, 2009

Avigdor Lieberman (Joe's brother?)

Avigdor Lieberman (Joe's brother?)

Ma’an News Agency
1/13/2009

Right-wing Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman proposed a “solution” to the war in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday saying, “Israel won’t be secure so long as Hamas is in power, and therefore we need to come to a decision that we will break the will of Hamas to keep fighting.”

“We must continue to fight Hamas just like the United States did with the Japanese in World War II,” Lieberman added.

According to reports in Israeli media, he said the US nuclear strikes had rendered an “occupation of the country … unnecessary.”

Avigdor Lieberman, a member of parliament and the chairman of the Israel Beiteinu party, was speaking at at Bar-Ilan University.

Lieberman’s comments drew criticism from Palestinian officials.

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