Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday told a group of foreign ambassadors that Israel has a right and an obligation to defend its citizens against Palestinian rocket attacks.
"If an alarm sounds, people in southern Israel - 1 million people - have 15 seconds to find shelter," Netanyahu said. "I don't know if any of your governments will accept this reality. I cannot accept this. The world needs to understand that Israel has the right and duty to defend its citizens. We will act to stop the rocket fire."