Netanyahu stressed that Israel will “return fire forcefully” to anyone who fires even a “drip-drip” on Israel.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel’s policy is unequivocally to respond to even the most minimal of rocket fire emanating out of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip towards Israeli cities.
“Our policy is clear, whoever fires on us, we will return fire, forcefully,” Netanyahu said in a video posted on Facebook as he was still in London.
“There is no such thing as a drip-drip without a response,” he added. “Our policy is clear, and I hope it is also clear to Hamas.”
Netanyahu’s made his remarks hours after the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) destroyed a Hamas military post in Gaza on Monday morning in response to a rocket attack from Gaza on Israel’s civilian population. The Israel Air Force targeted three more Hamas posts in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday evening, in response to this morning’s rocket attack as well as to a shooting attack on an IDF patrol operating near the Gaza Strip’s southern border.
IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner reiterated that Israel places responsibility for such attacks on the Hamas terrorist organization, which has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007.
“Hamas is accountable for the unacceptable aggression that threatens the wellbeing of Israelis and breaches Israeli sovereignty,” said Lerner. “The IDF will continue to defend Israeli civilians against the threats emanating from Hamas’ Gaza.”
By: Jonathan Benedek, World Israel News