Netanyahu Vows ‘Forceful’ Response After Gaza Terror Rocket Strikes Israeli Home

The Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu speaks as he visits the the Choral Synagogue in Vilnius on August 26, 2018. (Photo by Petras Malukas / AFP) (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Times of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Israel would “act forcefully” in response to a predawn rocket attack from the Gaza Strip that struck a Beersheba home, as a shaky calm appeared to return to the area.

The comments came after the prime minister met with top security officials for emergency consultations over the flareup, which sent already high border tensions skyrocketing. The Israel Defense Forces said it bombed at least 20 targets in Gaza in response to the missile attack.

“Israel views with utmost gravity the attacks against it on the fence, on the area adjacent to the Gaza Strip, on Beersheba — everywhere. I said at the start of the cabinet meeting this week that if the attacks don’t end, we’ll end them,” Netanyahu said, in the IDF Gaza Division’s headquarters near the Strip.

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