'Quiet will be answered with quiet, fire with fire'

Gantz says IDF still monitoring situation in Gaza to see if there truly is a cease-fire; Amos Gilad: There's no written agreement.

March 13, 2012 11:09
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IDF Chief of General Staff Benny Gantz [file]

IDF Chief of General Staff Benny Gantz 390 (R). (photo credit: Ronen Zvulun / Reuters)

IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz told a group of youths being drafted into the Kfir Brigade that the IDF is still monitoring the situation in Gaza as a

"There is no written agreement," Gilad said, "Israel has no documents, no negotiations, no contacts with the terrorist organizations."

The only understanding that exists, he reiterated, is quiet.

If Israeli intelligence knows of a terrorist attack being planned, "there will be action to prevent it."

Gilad said that the assassination of Popular Resistance Committees head Zuhair Qaisi in the Gaza Strip last week prevented - in the short term - a repeat of the terror attack near Eilat last summer that killed nine Israelis. Qaisi's killing triggered the latest round of violence in Gaza.

Due to Qaisi's killing, he explained, "this attack will not move forward in the near future."

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