Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday,convened a day after Israel struck a series of sites linked to Gaza's Hamas rulers in response to a late-night barrage of rocket fire, one of which hit a house in the town of Sderot. Although no one claimed responsibility for the rockets, Israel holds Hamas responsible for all attacks coming out of the territory.
Netanyahu said Israel is in a "very sensitive" security environment to its north, south and east.
"We will continue to act in all fronts for the security of Israel, both through open means and also through secret means, at sea, in the air and on the ground," he said.
The prime minister also addressed the criticism leveled at him by the family of soldier Hadar Goldin, killed during 2014 Gaza war, known as Operation Protective Edge, and whose body has been held in the Hamas-controlled enclave ever since. The family also criticized Coordinator of POWs and MIAs Yaron Bloom for not doing enough to bring back her son.
"We will continue our efforts to return our captives and MIAs. I want to say on this issue that I have full confidence in Yaron Bloom who is doing his work in a credible, serious and professional manner.