As Israel faces ongoing rockert fire from Gaza, PM Netanyahu vows that Israel will defend itself, even in the face of international silence.
From Israel National News:
Netanyahu Condemns Global Silence Over Rocket Fire
'This hypocrisy which pervades the world will not tie our hands for defending the citizens of Israel,' Prime Minister warns.
By Hezki Ezra
June 7, 2015
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu condemned the international silence on the resumption of rocket fire from Gaza on Sunday, opening his weekly Cabinet meeting with strong words about hypocrisy.
"Israel holds Hamas responsible for all fire from Gaza into our territory," Netanyahu said, referring to the fact that Hamas has shifted blame for recent rocket fire on Salafist groups.
''I did not hear anyone in the international community condemn the rocket fire and the UN did not speak," he added. "I wonder if the silence continues even when we use our full power to exert our right to defend ourselves."
"Let it be clear - this hypocrisy which pervades the world will not tie our hands for defending the citizens of Israel," he warned. "So we have acted before and continue to act."For video clip on Bibi's speech, go here.
One rocket struck a field outside Ashkelon on Saturday night, causing no injuries or damage. A Salafist group from within Gaza claimed responsibility for the attack.
The IAF retaliated overnight Saturday/Sunday by eliminating several terror targets.
Meanwhile, Israel's Defese Ministry spokesman, Amos Gilad, addressed Israel's ongoing challenges of national security at a conference.From Jerusalem Post:
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