Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel will retaliate with force to any rocket attacks on Israel.
"Our policy in the south is clear- we attack anyone who attempts to hurt us and we will react with a powerful force," he said.
"I want to clarify that whoever tries to hurt our Purim celebrations- we will respond with force. We did not randomly have the longest period of quiet in the South in years, it was because of our policies. Terrorists in Gaza need to realize that they are going against a very determined government and a very strong army."