PM: IDF will act determinedly against bus attack culprits
LAST UPDATED: 04/08/2011 11:58
As violence along Gaza border intensifies Netanyahu says bombing "crossed line," attackers have "blood on their hands."
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Photo: REUTERS/Charles Dharapak
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Friday's school bus
attack "crossed the line," and adding that "the IDF acted immediately
last night and would continue to act with determination."
from a meeting with the Czech president, Netanyahu commented that
"whoever tries to hurt and murder children: the blood is on his hands."
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Speaking at the IDF's Southern Command on Thursday night, Defense Minister
Ehud Barak spoke about the school bus attack and called it a "very serious event that hit deep into Israeli
territory from deep within the Gaza Strip. That is something that we
cannot accept," he added.
Commenting on IDF, IAF and artillery strikes on Gaza, the defense minister said: "The actions being taken right now are
a response to [the attack] and they will continue as long as necessary
in order to make clear that things like this cannot continue."
The responses by the IDF are both purposeful and effective, Barak said,
adding that, "We see Hamas as responsible for everything originating in
Gaza, and we expect that Hamas will understand what is allowed, and of
course, what is forbidden."