The IDF's goal is to create a long-term queit based on detterence, said Amos Gilad, director of policy and political military affairs at the Defense Ministry.

"We can't stop the terrorists from being motivated from arming themselves with long-range Iranian rockets," Gilad told Channel 2. "Israel is not content with a situation of periodic ceasefire in between murderous attacks. The IDF will work toward a situation wherein there is a long-term quiet, based on deterrence."