Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday addressed the ongoing rocket and mortar fire coming from the Gaza Strip and IDF artillery and air strikes in response.
"The IDF is acting and will act against the terror organizations in Gaza," the prime minister said. "We will firmly and decisively defend our citizens."
Netanyahu added, "No country would be prepared to absorb the firing of rockets on its cities and citizens."
"Perhaps it will come to exchanging blows, it may continue for some time, but we are very determined to take away the terrorist organizations' ability to harm our citizens."
The Prime minister was expected to formulate a response to the escalation in Gaza later on Wednesday.