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´Next round of escalation with Gaza will be more violent´ (JERUSALEM POST) By YAAKOV LAPPIN 03/27/12)Source: http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=263638 JERUSALEM POST JERUSALEM POST Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
The next confrontation between Israel and Palestinian terror organizations in the Gaza Strip will be "more violent" than previous rounds, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch warned Tuesday.

Aharonovitch made the comments during a visit to Israel Police´s southern district, which dealt with five consecutive days of rocket fire on southern cities, towns and villages earlier this month.

While acknowledging the undesirability of being dragged in to battles in Gaza, the minister said Hamas and other groups are firing rockets into Israel "every day or two days, and the solution to that is to be more aggressive," according to Israel Radio.

Ahronovitch also addressed plans by pro-Palestinian activists to land at Ben-Gurion Airport next month as part of an "aerial flotilla," and said Israel is working with other governments and foreign airlines to identify activists and stop them from boarding planes to Israel.

Police would not allow any disturbances at the airport, he vowed.

Last year, only a small number of activists managed to circumvent measures put in place by Israel. Most of the activists were stopped at their points of origin, or detained at Ben-Gurion and deported. (© 1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post 03/27/12)


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