PM: We can no longer ignore Kassam rocket fire

Israel can no longer ignore the continuation of Kassam rocket fire on the western Negev, and continued attempts by Palestinian terrorists to infiltrate into Israel, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said at the beginning of Sunday's cabinet meeting. "Israel sent clear messages to the Palestinian Authority and to other international authorities saying that we are not interested in escalation, but that we won't avoid taking the steps necessary to defend our citizens in the south," Olmert said.