Eshkol Mayor Chaim Yellin said Saturday that, "The residents of Eshkol and the Gaza perimeter won't be silent until the completion of an operation that will include neutralizing the threat of missiles in our towns."
"The prime minister and defense minister promised that they wouldn't accept fire on the State of Israel. That's not a political promise;
it's a basic requirement of the government for its citizens."
Yellin expressed gratitude for the fact that security in the south has increased dramatically since the threat of the smuggling tunnels has been suppressed, but said that the rockets being fired are still worrisome. "Our children are shut up in the homes at the moment, in shelters instead of running around in the grass and enjoying swimming pools during their summer vacation."