This weekend, Israel was forced to respond after dozens of rockets were fired from Gaza. And now, Israel Hayom's Ariel Kahana reports, PM Netanyahu warns that the "substantial blow" delivered to Hamas will be the norm if Israel continues to be attacked:
"Our policy is clear – if anyone attacks us, we will deal them a forceful counterattack. I hope that they [Hamas] got the message. If not, they will in the future," Netanyahu told the cabinet, referring to the pounding the military dealt Hamas over the weekend as Gaza terrorists fired 200 rockets at Israeli border towns.
"I've heard people say that Israel agreed to a cease-fire that will allow arson terrorism using balloons and kites to continue. That's not true. We are not willing to accept any attack on us, and we will respond accordingly," the prime minister said.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in the meeting that Israel had no intention of tolerating rockets, incendiary kites, or any other form of arson terrorism from the Gaza Strip.
"Hamas has been dealt a serious blow. The rockets that landed in Israeli territory, as well as the alerts and people running to shelters, are an unacceptable reality, and we do not intend to resign ourselves to it. I hope that Hamas will draw the right conclusions," Lieberman said...