After 45 Palestinian rockets from the Gaza Strip were fired overnight against Israeli neighboring communities, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkot gave them a promise Wednesday to restore security to their homes. “We shall continue to target those who seek to do us harm,” he said. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said: “We are ready for all possible scenarios.” He advised “our enemies” they would do well to understand this. “I won’t reveal the actions we have prepared for Gaza. Their force will be upgraded as needed,” he said.
Regarding the northern front, Netanyahu said: “We are acting constantly to prevent Iran and its proxies from establishing themselves in Syria. Those who call for our annihilation won’t be allowed to use Syria as a base for attacking us,” he said. He referred to the IDF as an “iron fist” which had “struck and will strike again.”
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, reacting to the latest round of Hamas violence from Gaza had three words (four in English) to say: “They made a mistake!”
The three officials spoke at the IDF Officers’ Course graduation ceremony on Wednesday.