Defense Minister Ehud Barak visited the landing site of Monday's Qassam rocket in Ashkelon and said, "We should expect difficult times and the municipal administrations' stamina will be put to the test.
"We ask residents to strictly follow the Home Front Command's orders. The IDF is centralizing its strength in the Gaza Strip region. I don't want to give any details about the next steps, but we will use all the tools at our disposal to reach a truce." (Shmulik Hadad)