PM: Israel will respond with strength to attacks

Netanyahu meets Beersheba mayor, vows response to Hamas; PM also visits IDF officer critically hurt by bomb along Gaza fence.

October 30, 2012 14:48
Netanyahu visits wounded IDF officer.

Netanyahu visits wounded IDF officer 390. (photo credit: GPO)


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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."

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Palestinian rockets continued to explode in southern Israel on Monday, a day after Gazan terrorists unilaterally ended a lull in violence. The IDF said it registered 20 rocket launches from Gaza.

Gaza-based terrorists targeted farming districts of southern Israel in the attacks.

Rubik's city of Beersheba was the target of three long-range Grad rockets fired Sunday by Palestinian terror factions. The projectiles landed on the outskirts of the city, leading the municipality to cancel schools that day.

Netanyahu also met with IDF Cpt. Ziv Shilon, the 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."

Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.

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