Targeted air strikes and assassinations are likely. Israeli military and government officials met to consider options.
"(S)ignificant military action can be expected in the near future".(The) moment of truth is drawing closer."- Advertisement -
Netanyahu said the "world has to understand that Israel has the right and the duty to defend its citizens. We will not sit idly by. We will act to stop this situation."
Premeditated aggression is called self-defense. Haaretz failed to notice. Instead it said "Israeli action would be to restore quiet to the Gaza border"."- Advertisement -
A Haaretz editorial was no better. Headlined "The limits of deterrence," it said:
"The State of Israel is not entitled to let thousands of its citizens live under fire."
Ignored was that rocket fire follows Israeli provocations. Self-defense is inviolable.
Haaretz stressed the limits of blockade, border fences, bombing and shelling, as well as targeted killing. These and other measures haven't "deterred the Gaza terrorist organizations from attacking Israel"."