Palestinian News Item
PA minister: Israel "spilled blood" in Gaza to gain advantage in upcoming Israeli elections
Official Palestinian Authority TV - Nov. 16, 2012
On Nov. 14, 2012, Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip called Operation Pillar of Defense, with the aim of crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and protecting Israeli civilians from Hamas rocket fire.
PA Minister of Religious Affairs Al-Habbash said that one of Israel's goals with the operation is
"to use the Palestinian blood spilled in the streets of Gaza in the Israeli election game."
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