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'The Initiative and Strength Our Enemies Know Well'

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After dozens of terrorist rockets were fired at southern Israel, the region's residents were justifiably worried about the attacks and what they mean for the future. To reassure the people who call the area near Gaza home, Ynet News reports that the IDF's Chief of Staff and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu insist that Israel is "prepared for any scenario, and it's best our enemies understand this now":

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot vowed Wednesday afternoon to return security to the residents of the south after the night before saw 45 rockets and mortar shells launched at Israel by terror organizations in the Gaza Strip.

"The IDF is working around the clock with the initiative and strength our enemies know well. We will continue targeting those who seek to harm us, and return the security to the residents of the south," Eisenkot said at an officers' course graduation ceremony.

"I'm convinced we will achieve this with wisdom, determination and soon," he added.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, also speaking at the ceremony, expressed his support of the IDF chief and the army. "Gadi, the entire nation is behind you and behind IDF soldiers," he said.

He described the volatile situation in the south. "We have a blessed peace with Egypt and Jordan that lasts despite the storms over time, but we're seeing on several fronts enemies who attack us or try to attack us," the prime minister noted...

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