Following ongoing rocket fire from Gaza into Israeli cities, the IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, called for an urgent meeting to consider the IDF’s next steps.
Since last Sunday, more than 150 rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel, threatening the lives of more than one million Israeli civilians who live within range. In response, the Israel Defense Forces targeted terrorist squads in Gaza.
The IDF will not tolerate any attempt by terrorist groups to target Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and will continue to operate against those who use terror against the state of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.
House in southern Israel hit by rocket, June 20th, 2012