Former top FM official: Expand attacks against Hamas to include financial channels

A former top Foreign Ministry official speaking at a Shurat Hadin conference on Monday advocated for expanding the list of what can be viewed as legitimate Hamas targets to include its finance ministry and certain other government ministries.

He pressed for this even if the ministry in play was not directly involved in fighting “so they will know there is a price to pay” for systematically attacking Israeli civilians and violating the laws of war.

The former head of the ministry’s legal division and current Hebrew University Professor Robbie Sabel quickly qualified his statement to exclude from attack government ministries that have no connection whatsoever to fighting, including the Hamas welfare ministry and others.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Ex-Foreign-Ministry-legal-adviser-Sabel-Expand-attacks-against-Hamas-to-include-financial-channels-402079

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