“Gaza will be a terror base”

Friday, August 05, 2005 | 
In an exclusive interview with Jerusalem Post editor Carolyn Glick, Finance Minister Benyamin Netanyahu said that following the government’s so-called disengagement from the Gaza Strip, “Gaza will be transformed into a base for Islamic terrorism adjacent to the coast of the State of Israel.” But Netanyahu believes the problem won’t be exclusively Israel’s. “It’s the West’s problem as well because forces that are controlled, deployed and cooperate with Iran—and today Hezbollah and Hamas are controlled in a significant way by Iran—will receive an additional base of operations not only in close proximity to Israel’s cities but also on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea not far from Europe.”

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