Ya’alon: Terrorists Should Not Try Israel’s Patience


moshe yaalonIsraeli 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.

{Matzav.com Israel}


  1. Unfortunately, Israel gives the impression of being very patient and restrained. Netanyahu and company prefer to have “quiet” for as long as possible. This “recommendation” only confirms that. If they were serious they would flatten the area that the missiles came from and annex it. Yaalon doesn’t recognize aggression even when it’s obvious, let alone when the enemy is preparing it.

  2. These “people” only understand death and destruction so it needs to be reciprocated upon them – using the same restraint that they do.