After the southern Israeli city of Sderot faced ongoing rocket attacks this weekend — adding insult to injury after the region continues to be scorched by incendiary kites and balloons launched by Gaza terrorists — The Jerusalem Post reports that PM Netanyahu paid a reassuring visit to both city leaders and Sderot schoolchildren:
A house in Sderot suffered a direct hit from a rocket, wounding four. An additional rocket hit the courtyard of a synagogue. Communities throughout the region abutting the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave have suffered fires caused by incendiary balloons and kites launched from Gaza.
"Just as we are now finishing putting an end to the tunnels, and just as we are working and succeeding to stop the mass riots on the border fence, we have also ordered the IDF to defeat and top stop the kite terror and incendiary balloons. We are at the height of that effort," Netanyahu said.
"This will not be over all at once, in a single blow, and I do not have words to comfort those who suffered the most serious losses. This is something that is very hard to accept, but we know that we are in a long term battle for Zionism," Netanyahu said. "Right here, right now is the dividing line between Islamic terror and the Jewish State, and we are determined to win. This entails exchanging blows, and it will continue..."