Livni warns of another IDF op in Gaza following attack on Ashkelon

Kadima leader Tzipi Livni on Tuesday hinted that Hamas may have to deal with another IDF operation in the Gaza Strip if they keep fired missiles at the South. "My opinion on this matter is clear; every attack must be met with a response," Livni told Jerusalem Radio after a Grad rocket was fired at Asheklon - the first such rocket to be launched at Israel since the conclusion of Operation Cast Lead some two weeks ago. The foreign minister also rejected out of hand any diplomatic contact with Hamas, saying that "any negotiations with Hamas, whether direct or indirect, are harmful. From a strategic standpoint […] I think that we should make peace with the moderate elements."