Peretz orders IDF to continue Gaza airstrikes

Defense Minister Amir Peretz held a security meeting on Friday afternoon with IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, intelligence officials and Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh, on the subject of IDF operations against Kassam fire in the Gaza Strip. At the meeting, Peretz ordered the IDF to continue with its current policy of pinpointed airstrikes against Hamas terrorists and Kassam infrastructure. Peretz also said the infantry force that had taken up positions in Gaza on Thursday would maintain its presence in effort to assist in identifying Kassam squads.