“We do not mean to escalate [the situation],” Netanyahu said, “but we will know how to…protect the state of Israel and its citizens.”
The press conference took place an hour and a half after Bennett officially took the new role.
Netanyahu: Gaza Operation will take time; We will hit anyone who hits us.
While Hamas is the ruling party in the Gaza Strip, the group has in recent years been losing control over the street. And the vacuum is being filled by Ata, Tehran’s main man in Gaza.
Thousands of people, including families with young children making the most of the last week of the school vacation, were enjoying the concert when the rocket was launched.
Incoming rocket-fire sirens were activated in communities bordering the northern Strip at 9 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights.
On the border, there will be ongoing rising and falling red alerts.
“Fifty-two percent of Palestinians in Gaza live in poverty,” said Abusada, quoting the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics’ most recent report. “More than 50% are unemployed.”
"We both liked the idea and started making the necklaces, and it felt almost therapeutic to work with the shrapnel from the rockets," Yedidya told The Jerusalem Post.
As rockets continue to strike southern Israel, residents in central and northern Israel are working to provide respite and safety to those under fire