Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a special address to the country's citizens that supporters of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements will pay a high price for their actions.
вЂњWe held a meeting, an assessment of the situation with the participation of the security forces. We have decided that Hamas and Islamic Jihad will pay a heavy price for their actions against Israel. I tell you today-they will pay with their own lives. We are united against a despicable enemy,вЂњ Netanyahu said.
On the evening of May 11, the largest escalation in recent years began on the borders of the Palestinian enclave. On Tuesday morning, the Defense Army reported that more than 200 rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip. In response, the Israeli military hit 130 Palestinian military targets, eliminating about 15 members of the combat units of the Hamas group that controls Gaza, as well as the Islamic Jihad.
The Israeli Army has called up 5,000 reservists to reinforce various units during the ongoing operation.