Finance Minister Yair Lapid visited the gas station in Ashdod that suffered a direct hit from a rocket fired from Gaza and said that, "Hamas is a hurt and bruised organization. Before them is the strong, lasting and understanding Israeli public."
"This discussion of a ground incursion will be raised in the Cabinet. More credit is owed to the Israeli public. It has a strength and understanding that this operation is justfied and that Hamas won't increase weakness in the public. Facing them is one of the strongest militaries in the world," said Lapid.