President Shimon Peres addressed the recent escalation in southern Israel and stressed that Israel will respond with force to any fire from Gaza Strip. He added that "the rockets were launched by the Islamic Jihad but Hamas is responsible for the fire. Hamas should decide how they want to live – for every fire they will get fire right back, for every cease fire they will get a cease fire back."
According to him, "IDF is doing with it should do – attacking dozens of targets in Gaza." (Noam Dvir)