IDF soldiers near Ashkelon search for rockets_370.
(photo credit: Amir Cohen/Reuters)
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Sunday that the IDF would take stronger
action if need be to stop the current round of rocket and missile fire on the
Netanyahu, speaking only briefly about the rocket fire at the
start of the cabinet meeting, said, “The IDF is taking strong action against
those who are attacking us, and it will take even stronger action if need
The prime minister, who has been very cautious in his public
comments since the dramatic uptick of rocket fire last week, said “our policy is
to use force in order to restore security and quiet to the residents of the
Netanyahu then moved to discuss the issue of the African
migrants, saying that another plane will leave for South Sudan on Monday
carrying deported migrants.
The first plane left last week
Two additional planes are scheduled to carry South
Sudanese migrants back to their homeland next week.
Netanyahu said that
the deportations, fines levied against those employing the migrants, the rapid
construction of the security fence and a new policy that any infiltrator will be
taken to detention rather than to Tel Aviv has begun to “reverse the
Nevertheless, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said last Monday
after the first plane left carrying some 120 South Sudanese that since the
beginning of the campaign to deport the South Sudanese on June 10, 120 migrants
have been deported, while another 504 have entered the country, including 70
migrants on the day that the first plane for South Sudan took off.