Barr: The scale of threats to Israel is unprecedented in the past year (French)

The head of Israel's Shin Bet security service, Ronen Barr, threatened to pursue the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) "everywhere" outside Israel, "and eliminate it even if it takes years," recalling Israel's reaction after the "Munich operation" that targeted Israelis in Germany in 1972.

In a recording broadcast by Israel's public broadcaster, it was not clear when Barr made it or to whom, he said: "The cabinet has set us a goal, which is to eliminate Hamas. This is our Munich. We will do it everywhere, in Gaza, in the West Bank, in Lebanon, in Turkey and in Qatar. It may take a few years, but we are determined to implement it."

The head of the Shin Bet added that "the security responsibility is on us, and our duty is to achieve security and feel it, and unfortunately on the seventh of last October we did not succeed in that, but I think we are in continuous development, and we do not wait, we draw lessons from these events and transfer them to other fronts, not only to the Gaza Strip."

"The magnitude of the threats to Israel is unprecedented during the last year before these events, and in those events as well, the hidden was out of sight, and there are many things moving from underground," he said in the recording.

Munich Process

Mentioning Munich, Barr recalled Israel's actions after 11 members of Israel's Olympic team were killed in 1972 when a group from the Palestinian organization Black September launched an attack during the Munich Olympics, Germany.

Israel responded by carrying out an assassination campaign targeting activists and members of the organization over several years and in several countries.

Israel has vowed to eliminate Hamas since the October 15 attack, which targeted settlements in the Gaza Strip, and since that date has launched a devastating aggression on the Gaza Strip that has left more than <>,<> martyrs and thousands wounded and missing.

Source: Agencies