Herzog: Hamas launching psychological battle to pressure Israel

An Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip will take place, and those in charge will decide on the timing, Welfare Minister Isaac Herzog said Sunday. "A strike on Gaza will happen. The timing will be set by the professionals in charge, and I recommend that politicians cease their criticizing," he said before the weekly cabinet meeting. "Hamas is launching a psychological battle that aims to put pressure on all of us, and to create a hasty Israeli response that will likely hurt us," he added.