Aftermath of strike in Sudan
Photo: Sudanese TV

Netanyahu vague on Sudan strike

In first comments on matter, Bibi neither denies nor confirms reports Israel behind Tuesday’s airstrike

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Thursday for the first time the “mystery strike” in Sudan Tuesday that reportedly left two Hamas men dead.


In a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, the prime minister did not deny that Israel was involved in the strike, but noted that there are those who see Israeli complicity in anything that takes place anywhere in the world, despite this not always being the case.


On Wednesday, Sudan’s foreign minister accused Israel of staging the strike, claiming that his country possesses evidence that Jerusalem was behind the attack. However, he added that the Sudanese government was unsure of the motives for the bombing.


The minister also warned that Sudan reserves the right to file a complaint with the UN over the matter.


Although there has been no official response to the strike from Jerusalem, a senior military source in Israel told TIME Magazine Wednesday that Israel was indeed behind the attack, adding that this was not the first time the Jewish state operated in Sudan. In 2009, an arms-smuggling convey was hit and demolished in the country in a strike also attributed to Israel.


Notably, during Thursday’s press conference with Merkel, Netanyahu did not address at all the latest double billing scandal that emerged Wednesday evening, after Channel 10 reported that the PM billed the same 2006 flight to the US to two different organizations.



פרסום ראשון: 04.07.11, 17:02
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