Yishai: The timer of restraint has been turned off

"The egg timer of restraint was turned off last night and (this) requires a show of strength," Deputy Prime Minister and Industry and Trade Minister, Eli Yishai, said on Wednesday morning. Yishai urged Prime Minster Ehud Olmert and Defense Minster Amir Peretz to end their policy of restraint against the continuing Kassam rocket attacks, saying that it was "impossible to uphold a cease-fire when only one side adheres to it." Ahead of a meeting between Olmert and Peretz, Yishai said that the Palestinians had "interpreted the policy of restraint as policy of invitation," Army Radio reported.