PM: Israel will react strongly to verbal and physical attack

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday openedthe weekly cabinet meeting with a warning for terrorists and those whoincite to violence against Israel, vowing to respond decisively andstrongly to any attack.

Twenty rockets and mortar shells were fired at Israel from Gaza this past week, Netanyahu told the cabinet ministers.

The IAF immediately reacted by attacking rocket manufacturingplants and tunnels "used by Iran to smuggle missiles and rockets intothe Strip," the premier said, reiterating that Israel would continue toreact swiftly and mightily to the firing of rockets into its territory.

The cabinet meeting centered on the frozen Israeli-Palestinianpeace talks, with the prime minister sending a resounding message toPalestinian Authority leaders and accusing them of failing to preventincitement in their territory.