Netanyahu threatens more strikes on Gaza – Invasion attempts and border terrorism resume
Israeli towns in southern Israel slowly returned to normal. Defense officials say that the danger of an escalation has passed for the time being, with Israel and Hamas reportedly reaching an informal ceasefire.
Despite the return to normal, Muslim terrorists continue to launch firebombs and explosive devices and attempting to invade Israel along the security border fence.
A group of Muslim terrorists managed to cut through the security border fence and set fire to an IDF sniper’s nest inside Israeli territory before fleeing back to Gaza.
A firebomb attached to balloons which was launched by Muslim terrorists in Gaza landed in the Eshkol region, causing a fire.
Late-night terrorists are currently rioting, burning tires, throwing rocks, grenades, bombs, firebombs, fireworks at IDF troops and attempting to sabotage the fence in order to invade Israel and murder Jews.
Following Hamas’s rocket attacks, PM and Defense Minister Netanyahu held today consultations with IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi, ISA Director Yoram Cohen, NSC Director Meir Ben-Shabbat and senior IDF and security officials.
Netanyahu says Israel has bombed Hamas terror sites in Gaza on a scale not seen since the 2014 war and is “prepared to do a lot more.”
Netanyahu spoke via satellite Tuesday to the AIPAC conference in Washington after abruptly returning home to deal with the escalation of violence with Gaza’s Hamas terror group rulers after a long-range rocket struck a home in central Israel.
Netanyahu says Israel will “do whatever is necessary to defend our people and to defend our state.”
Education Minister Naftali Bennett said that reports of a ceasefire with Hamas mean that Israel is rewarding terror.
A senior Israeli official said that a ceasefire was up to the Hamas leadership.
Netanyahu instructed the IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi to move an additional infantry brigade and an artillery battalion to the southern border.