Yacomivich to Barak: Declare state of emergency in South

Labor leader Shelly Yacimovich called for Defense Minister Ehud Barak to declare a special state of emergency in the south, in light of the rocket fire.
Yacimovich said the government must act in the military and diplomatic areas.
"Decisive action is necessary in the international arena in order to put pressure on those who are shooting at us and end this intolerable situation," the Labor leader stated. "It is obvious that Hamas is intensifying its actions and it is our job to deal with the problem decisively and with all the tools we have."
Yacimovich also called on the government to pass a bill she proposed ensuring residents of the South are paid damages for days they cannot go to work because of rockets.