As a fire , started by a Hamas rocket, raged along the border with Gaza, the view of the cabinet was put forward by Israeli Social Affairs Minister, Isaac Herzog: “I don’t think any nation would accept such a situation. It will definitely lead us to take forceful action. I think the world community should be aware of it well in advance.”
Israel claims that Hamas militants have fired more than 120 rockets from Gaza, into southern Israel, in the past five days causing a number of injuries. Israel has retaliated with targeted airstrikes which have killed 21 Palestinians. It’s also put on show what it calls the proof of the Hamas offensive.
The town of Sderot (Stair-rot) is in the Hamas firing line and tempers there are fraying. When local business owners gathered at the Mayor’s office to discuss their loss of revenue as a result of the shelling the meeting erupted into violence.
Elsewhere residents of a nearby Kibbutz joined residents of Sderot to block a main road, causing major traffic jams. They demanded that their government do more to protect them.