Israeli minister: 'Time has come to assassinate Assad'

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An Israeli cabinet minister has called for the assassination of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following new allegations over his government’s treatment of political prisoners. reports quoting Independent.

“The reality of the situation in Syria is that they are executing people, using directed chemical attacks against them, and the latest extreme - burning their corpses, something we haven’t seen in 70 years,” Yoav Galant, currently Housing and Construction Minister, told an audience at a conference near Jerusalem on Tuesday.

“In my view, we are crossing a red line. And in my view, the time has come to assassinate Assad. It’s as simple as that,” the former Israel Defence Force (IDF) Southern Command General said, referencing the Holocaust.

When asked about his speech by the Times of Israel, Mr Galant - who oversaw the 2008 war with Hamas in Gaza - said that while political assassination is both illegal and impractical, “Anyone who murders people and burns their corpses does not have a place in this world.”

2017.05.16 / 20:45
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