TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma'an) -- An Israeli Member of Knesset on Tuesday said that Gaza prime minister Ismail Haniyeh must be killed, Israeli news site Ynet reported.
Likud MK Yariv Levin made the comments during a debate with Palestinian-Israeli MK Ahmad Tibi at Ynet's studio.
"The situation (in the south) will calm down once your friends stop firing at civilians and kindergartens," Levin told Tibi.
"We will put an end to this situation only by force. (Hamas Prime Minister) Ismail Haniyeh is a terrorist and he must be killed," Levin said.
Violence between Israel and Gaza has escalated since Saturday, leaving seven Gazans dead and at least 40 injured.
Dozens of Israelis have been treated for shock, Israeli media reported, with eight injured by rocket fire.
Surveys ahead of the Jan. 22 Israeli election predict victory for Netanyahu and his right-wing Likud bloc.