An Israeli Cabinet minister called for Hezbollah’s leader to be assassinated. “He’s bad for the Jews, he’s bad for the Arabs, he’s bad for the Christians,” Infrastructure Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer said Saturday. “We should wait for the right opportunity and not leave him alive,” he told Army Radio. But Ben-Eliezer, a former defense minister, said Israel should hold off on any assassination attempt until it can be sure of not causing a large number of innocent casualties.
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