Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Wednesday that “Israel will act with great force” against Gaza after rockets from the strip hit a home in Be’er Sheva and the water off the shore of a central Israeli city.
Netanyahu visited the Gaza Division, where he held a situation assessment with the heads of the IDF and the defense establishment.
Netanyahu told Journalists :”I said at the outset of the government meeting this week that if these attacks from Gaza don’t stop, we’ll make them stop,” he said.
Western diplomatic sources said UN envoy to the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov was supposed to enter the Gaza Strip to aid in the efforts to restore calm, but cancelled his visit.
So far, it appears the Egyptian and UN mediation efforts are bearing fruit, as even after four rounds of IOF strikes, during which over 20 quality targets were hit across the Gaza Strip, Hamas and Islamic Jihad have been demonstrating restraint.