"Israel needs to respond to cease-fire violations, fire against fire," Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told Sunday's cabinet meeting.
"Israel's response needs to give the message that we won't accept fire, regardless of which organization it comes from," she said.
Livni added that opening the Rafah crossing would strengthen Hamas and as such must be connected to the issue of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, in conjunction with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' forces.
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