two reports below:
press tv: Israeli Transport Minister Yisrael Katz calls for the assassination of the chief of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah.
"Nasrallah deserves death and I hope that those who know what to do with him will act and give him what he deserves," AFP quoted the Israeli minister as saying on Sunday.
Kaztz is a close aide of hawkish Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahou.
Nasrallah's popularity in the world especially Muslim countries hit record high after a 33-day war between Israel and Hezbollah. Hezbollah managed to successfully resist against the well-equipped Israeli military.
Israeli military offensive killed more than 1,200 Lebanese, mostly women and children.
The remarks by the Israeli minister is indicative of how Israel is panicked by the Hezbollah leader's political clout and the movement's military might.
Recently a top Israeli official Major-General Amos Yadlin said that Hezbollah has not given up plans to avenge the assassination of its military commander Imad Mughniyeh.
Mughniyeh was killed in a February 2008 car bombing in Damascus. While Israel denies any involvement in the attack, Hezbollah says it has evidence of Israel's role in the assassination.
Israel Says: Hezbollah chief 'deserves to die'
JERUSALEM (AFP) An Israeli cabinet minister said on Sunday that Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon's Shiite fundmentalist movement Hezbollah and a nemesis of Israel, deserved to die.
"Nasrallah deserves death and I hope that those who know what to do with him will act and give him what he deserves," said Transport Minister Yisrael Katz, who is close to hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israel and Hezbollah fought a devastating war in Lebanon in 2006 after the Shiite militia's guerrillas seized two Israeli soldiers in a deadly cross-border raid.
The 34-day war killed more than 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and more than 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers, and is widely considered in the Jewish state to have been a failure.
"We will soon set out a new policy. We should erect a wall between the Gaza Strip and Israel and we should no longer exercise the slightest responsibility for civil affairs in the Gaza Strip, such as allowing the passage of merchandise."
Israel has kept Gaza largely sealed to all but essential humanitarian goods since Hamas, an Islamist movement pledged to the destruction of the Jewish state.