FM Livni: "The world must understand the nature of Hamas as a terror organization based on an extremist Islamic ideology, and continue its delegitimization.
(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni met today (Tuesday 26 February 2008) with Siv Jensen, chairman of the Progress Party, the largest opposition party in Norway.
At the meeting, FM Livni said:
"Terror continues to emanate from Gaza. Only yesterday another Israeli child was wounded by shrapnel from a Kassam rocket. Israel is at the forefront of the struggle against extremists, but they are waging war on the entire Western world. Anyone who believes that turning a blind eye will stop them does not understand that terror can strike at his own country as well.
Israel will continue to fight terror from Gaza as long as necessary. The world must understand the nature of Hamas as a terror organization based on an extremist Islamic ideology, and continue its delegitimization. This is an important element in the struggle against Hamas and the terror it produces."