Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon stressed Thursday that the IDF would continue attacking all terror threats against Israel, inside Gaza or out, Arutz Sheva reports.
“Even if the groups that fired rockets at Israel Wednesday night were gangs of disaffected jihadists seeking to challenge Hamas by attacking us, we see Hamas as responsible for these attacks. We will not tolerate attacks on our civilians.”
“I would recommend that Gazan terrorists not try Israel’s patience,” Ya’alon said Thursday. “We will not compromise on our citizens’ security, and we will not allow a reversion to the ‘drop by drop’ slow, once a day rocket attacks against us.”
“Last night the IDF struck back against terrorists, and if need be we will strike back with even greater force,” Ya’alon vowed. “I think we proved that last summer,” during Operation Protective Edge. We operate with determination, responsibility, and intelligence to ensure the security of residents of southern Israel,” he stressed.