“We are not prepared to accept any attacks against us and we will respond appropriately.”
Common sense. But the UN will again rain down condemnations upon Israel. Which is just one of many reasons why the U.S. needs to defund the UN and expel it from New York.
“Israel strikes Hamas cell launching arson kites during Gaza ceasefire,” Times of Israel, July 15, 2018:
The IDF on Sunday said it fired at a group of Palestinians flying incendiary balloons into southern Israel from the northern Gaza Strip.
Reports in Palestinian media said one person was injured by the Israeli drone strike in the Beit Hanoun area.
In a statement, the army said the Palestinians were members of the Hamas terrorist organization that rules the Strip.
The strike came hours after a fragile ceasefire between Israel and Hamas went into effect, following the most severe exchange of fire between Israel and Hamas since the 2014 war.
Over the weekend, Palestinian terrorists fired some 200 rockets and missiles at Israeli communities near the Gaza border. In response, the IDF struck dozens of Hamas targets in the Strip.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday reiterated that Israel would not tolerate the continued kite and balloon arson attacks that have burned thousands of dunams of forests and agricultural land adjacent to the Gaza border in recent months, including fresh fires started on Sunday.
He said Hamas was hit “substantially and hard” in the overnight Israeli strikes.
“Our policy is clear: Whoever hurts us, we will hit them with great strength. This is what we did yesterday,” he said. “I hope that they got the message; if not, they will get it later.”
An illustrative photo of a firefighter extinguishing a fire in a field near the Gaza Strip that was sparked by a flaming object flown from the Palestinian enclave, on June 5, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Netanyahu denied reports that said the ceasefire brokered by Egypt did not include the cessation of the arson attacks.
“This is incorrect. We are not prepared to accept any attacks against us and we will respond appropriately,” he added….
Source: Jihad Watch