Defense Minister Amir Peretz said on Monday that Israel was making every effort to prevent escalation in the Gaza Strip, but warned terror groups not to delude themselves into believing that Israel's restraint would continue forever.
Speaking at a ceremony recognizing companies that give special benefits to employees serving int he reserves, Peretz declared that the obligation to protect Israeli citizens was inarguable.
He also emphasized that it was important to weigh the diplomatic messages coming from Syria.
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