Olmert: Hamas is responsible for everything that happens in Gaza

"We view Hamas as being responsible for everything that happens in the Gaza Strip, irrespective of whether its operatives are involved in every single incident," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Monday. During a Kadima faction meeting, Olmert went on to say that a significant amount of money was being invested for the completion of the Iron Dome defense anti-Kassam system, currently under development by Israel's Rafael (Armaments Development Authority). "The plan is that these means will give us the capability of stopping short-range rocket attacks including Kassams. This is applicable to both the northern and the southern fronts," continued the prime minister.