Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is holding a consultation at the IDF Headquarters in Tel Aviv with the heads of the defense establishment.
(photo credit: KOBI GIDEON/GPO)
Israel will continue its “massive attacks” against terrorist elements in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday morning in his first public comments following a weekend which saw more than 300 rockets fired on southern Israel.
In addition, Netanyahu said at the weekly cabinet meeting, he gave the directive to reinforce the IDF troops around Gaza with additional tank, artillery and infantry units.
“Hamas bears responsibility not only for its attacks and actions, but also for the activities of the Islamic Jihad
, and it is paying a very heavy price,” he said.
Netanyahu said that “we are acting, and will continue to act, to restore quiet and security to the residents of the south,” and called on them to continue to abide by the directives of the Home Front Command, which he termed “life-saving” orders.
Netanyahu began the meeting by sending condolences to the family of Moshe Agadi, a 58-year-old father of four, who was killed early Sunday morning
by a rocket attack on Ashkelon.
Netanyahu is scheduled to convene a meeting of the security cabinet in the early afternoon.
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