Peretz: IDF should fire at homes used to launch rockets

The IDF should be allowed to fire at homes used to fire rockets at Israel, former defense minister Amir Peretz was quoted by Israel Radio as saying Tuesday. "If Palestinian families turn their houses into rocket production labs or weapons caches, we should treat them as military installations and attack them," he said. Peretz added that Israel should differentiate between those cases and places where Hamas was forcing its presence on the civilian population. These should not be attacked under any circumstances, he said.