Defense Minister Ehud Barak held a situation assessment together with Southern Command chief Tal Russo at the Gaza Division on Tuesday. "Over the past few days Hamas has been getting tough blows. This is not over as far as we're concerned," he said.
Barak further added, "We will decide when and how to retaliate. We will not tolerate the targeting of civilians. Hamas is responsible of what is going on and will not escape unpunished." (Matan Tzuri)