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IDF Spokesperson: Air Attacks Continue, As Do Rocket Launches

"Since the beginning of the operation, over 300 rockets hit Israel. Since the beginning of 2012 alone, we're talking over 1,000 rockets."
IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich

IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich

The Jewish Press: There is a reasonable number of rockets that can be absorbed? Is there a minimal acceptable level of rockets?

A: No. But if you look at 2008, at Operation Cast Lead, and before that, there’s an average of about 100 rockets a week. Following Cast Lead, in 2009 and 2010, we saw a major drop in the number of rockets. In the last couple of years the numbers have increased, which is why we felt the restraint that lasted such a long time cannot last longer. The Home Front Command has issued special directives for people living within 40 km from the Gaza Strip, we’re doing everything possible to minimize the damage to the civilian population. Again, the decision is ultimately a political one.

The Muqata: Can you confirm a request from the spokesman’s office not to tweet or publish where rockets land or sirens sounds?

A: The directives were issued by the Military Censor. We’re dealing with human lives, the last thing we want to do is tell our enemies where we are. That’s why we refrain from giving out specific information. Today it’s much more difficult because of smartphones, check-in technology, and so forth, but we must try. Thank you.

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