Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that Israel would respond with "strength" to any attacks against it, after meeting with Beersheba Mayor Rubik Danilovitz.
"Hamas hides among the civilian population and fires from there at our communities," Netanyahu said "We will respond in strength to every place from which we are fired at."
Netanyahu also met with IDF Cpt. Ziv Shilon, the IDF officer critically wounded by a bomb along the Gaza border last week.
"The entire country embraces and supports you," Netanyahu told him. "I thank you on behalf of the entire nation. I am very impressed by your strength."