Barak: If Kassams continue, IDF action will get stronger and stronger

If Palestinians continue to fire Kassam rockets into Israel, they will suffer IDF operations of increasing strength, Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned on Thursday. "If the Kassam rocket fire from Gaza continues, then we will strengthen our operations more and more, and we will increase the casualties on the other side," Defense Minister Ehud Barak said during a tour of a military base in the western Negev. "The IDF operations will bring results," Barak continued. "This will not end today, and not tomorrow, but the continued military action on the one hand, the sanctions on the Gaza Strip on the other hand, and the reinforcement which will begin in some of the communities, will in the end bring a stop to the Kassam rocket fire."