Netanyahu to continue Gaza strikes despite international calls to stop the violence
Netanyahu vowed to continue the strikes on Friday despite calls from the international community to stop the violence (File Archive/AFP)
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Friday that Israel would continue its military offensive in the Gaza Strip until Jerusalem can ensure that all rocket fire on Israeli towns would cease.
When asked whether Israel was preparing a ground invasion, Netanyahu said, "We are preparing all options."
Netanyahu also praised the Iron Dome anti-rocket battery for intercepting hundreds of Hamas projectiles fired at Israeli towns.
The premier also praised Israeli civilians for their "fortitude" in the face of incessant rocket fire. Netanyahu said that the IDF has thus far hit over 1,000 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip.