Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz 311 R.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)
Cabinet ministers addressed on Sunday the recent spike in rocket fire and the possibility of a military operation in the Gaza Strip. Speaking on his way to a cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz told Israel Radio that Israel cannot accept Iranian and Hamas missile bases in the Strip and will be forced to act militarily in Gaza sooner or later.
that we can never reconcile with Hamas, while Gaza is being used as a missile base for Iran and Hamas.
So, when the time is right, we shouldn't just react to Hamas but overpower them.
We are showing a lot of restraint, but there is a limit to our restraint.
If it (the attacks from Gaza) continues, there is no doubt that action will be required.
I hope we won't have to take action,
but if it continues as is, we won't have any other choice.
Interior Minister Eli Yishai said that there will be no way around military action if the attacks continue. RELATED:Hamas sets up rocket production line in SinaiIDF top brass meets over ongoing Gaza rocket fire
The IAF struck targets in Gaza on Saturday after eighteen rockets were fired into Israel over the weekend. Two palestinians were reportedly wounded
in the strike.
The strike came after terrorists fired four rockets from the Gaza Strip
into Israel Saturday morning, Army Radio reported. Two rockets exploded
in an open area of the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council after two earlier
rockets were fired into the Eshkol Regional Council area .