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Israel's FM also says Hamas political bureau, Khaled Mashal needs to be killed off

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called on Monday to kill off the leader of the Hamas political bureau, Khaled Mashal, saying "it is the only way to prevent future tunnels and hurt Hamas."

"Mashal is the financier and he is the one responsible for the attacks against Israel," the minister said.

Lieberman also slammed Qatar and the television station that operates in it – AL Jazeera.

"Qatar has become a global problem," Lieberman said during his meeting with Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Louise Mushikiwabo. "Qatar is the financial backbone of radical terrorist groups, which destabilize the world in general, and specifically the Middle East. Qatar is also a central figure in our conflict with Hamas," he added.

According to the FM, "Al Jazeera, also financed by Hamas, plays an important role in Hamas' propaganda campaign. Al Jazeera does not even bother to appear as a reliable news outlet for the sake of appearance. It broadcasts to Gaza and the world anti-Israeli incitement, lies, provocations and it encourages terrorists to act."

Lieberman said that he is looking into the possibility of banning AL Jazeera from broadcasting in Israel. "All the big networks operate in Israel, some of them are not exactly pro-Zionist, and yet as a democratic state we allow them operate here. In the case of AL Jazeera it is not an issue of freedom of the media but of a terrorist wing that currently fights against Israel," he pointed out. 


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  • Michael Farmer
    November 20th 2014 - 12:45am

    BBC, Spackman? Why dont you just poke your eyes out and stick your fingers in your ears if the truth upsets you.

  • Michael Farmer
    November 20th 2014 - 12:40am

    So, hes still more Russian than Israeli

  • James Spackman
    November 19th 2014 - 06:10am

    racist views or not Lieberman is correct in saying that ALJazeera should be banned.It is hand in glove with Hamas, and has no interest in reporting truth regarding Israel. it is not just biased against Israel, it is openly supportive of Hamas. Designated a terrorist group by the majority of democratic countries in the world...Why should Israel allow them to continue broadcasting evil propoganda from Israel. ban them and any other media outlets that distort the truth or are openly biased against Israell......start with Al Jazeera, then follow with the banning of the BBC.

  • Tomer EL
    July 22nd 2014 - 01:25pm

    Ban Al Jazeera from Israel NOW !!

  • Jerry Robinson
    July 22nd 2014 - 05:22am

    I hear Lieberman saying he is trying to rid Israel of any media that reports news that is unfavorable to Israel. But then again, many say Lieberman is an embarrassment to the government and Netanyahu should fire him. Although he is Foreign Minister, almost no country wants to invite him or even listen to him because of his racist views.

  • Arnishel Ross
    July 22nd 2014 - 03:55am

    I would prefer Israel tosses out Haaretz. I can understand al-Jazeera .... I cannot understand Haaretz.

  • Tino Wid
    July 22nd 2014 - 02:15am

    This isn't Russia. You don't like democracy, well your free to go back!