Israel Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said in a speech on Thursday during an Order of the Wings ceremony at the Hatzerim Air Base in south Israel “The State of Israel is facing many challenges in the north and the south. The peace and security of the southern and northern residents, like all Israeli citizens, is at the top of our agenda.”
The speeche comes as residents in south Israel grow increasingly frustrated with the continuation rocket fire from Gaza and the launching of incendiary balloons and kites that have set acres of farmland alfame.
“Trust us that we are acting responsibly and considering Israeli interests. We have no intention of being dragged around but rather of leading. We will do what we need to do, when we need to,” he emphasized.