Senior IDF officials that met regarding the ongoing escalation in southern Israel said on Saturday that the IDF will respond forcefully to any rocket attack against Israeli civilians.
The officials also noted the successes of the Iron Dome system, which has intercepted 25 rockets since the beginning of the escalation on Friday evening.
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.- Gen. Benny Gantz called the meeting Saturday morning. Senior IDF officials were in attendance, including Deputy Chief of Staff Maj.-Gen. Yair Naveh, OC Southern Command Maj.-Gen Tal Russo, and representatives from the Israel Air Force.
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