Israel-Hamas war: Israel-Hamas war: Israel is demonstrating its determination to wipe Hamas off the face of the planet, even as international leaders try to get Israel and Hamas back to the negotiating table. Israel's intelligence services, who are renowned for their covert operations, intend to assassinate Hamas leaders worldwide after the conflict in Gaza concludes, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report.
According to the report, Israel's top spy agencies have received explicit orders from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanding that Hamas leaders who reside in places like Lebanon, Turkey, Qatar, and the like not be spared and that all members of the terrorist organization be held accountable for the horrific terror attack against Israel on October 7 that claimed the lives of over 1,400 Israeli citizens.
Israeli intelligence has gained notoriety for its covert operations abroad against Israel's adversaries. These operations, often featured in Hollywood movies and books, depict stories of undercover Israeli officers on missions. However, global leaders have condemned Israel's undercover actions and assassinations on foreign soil.
The recent decision indicates Israel's dwindling patience as it refrained from targeting Palestinian militants associated with Hamas to avoid diplomatic crises. Countries like Qatar, Lebanon, Iran, Russia, and Turkey have provided some level of protection to Hamas, recognized as a terrorist group by the United States.
"I have instructed the Mossad to act against the heads of Hamas wherever they are," stated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the Wall Street Journal.
"They are marked for death," added Defense Minister Yoav Gallant. "The struggle is global, involving both the terrorists in Gaza and those who travel in expensive planes."
These evolving strategies reflect Israel's ongoing conflict in Gaza and its resolve to prevent Hamas from posing a significant future threat.