Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Thursday at a ceremony for IDF commanders that although Israel has no intention of escalating the conflict with Gaza’s Hamas terrorist rulers, “all fire from Gaza towards Israel’s sovereign territory will be met by a strong response.”
Liberman said in his statement, “We’re not looking for adventure, and nobody is pushing for a tougher response against Hamas in Gaza, but we are determined to guard the citizens of Israel, and on that point there will be no compromise.
“It is not our intention to initiate a military process. However, we will not tolerate any gunfire or provocations from anyone against Israeli citizens, or any strike against Israeli sovereignty. Neither shooting nor flotillas,” he said.