Home Front Defense Minister Matan Vilnai visited Beersheba, remarking there is no way of knowing when the current escalation in the south would end. "It began, as previous rounds, with our decision to hurt a man worthy of hurting. As for how it ends, that depends on the other side," he said.
"Hamas is doing everything in its power to avoid a 'Cast Lead 2,'" he added. "We'll see where it's going later on tonight." (Ilana Curiel)