Promising to give them pain

Posted: March 1, 2009 by Jonathan Boyko in Cast Lead, Gaza, Hamas
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Israeli PM Ehud Olmert

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert

Doesn’t he look all serious on that picture? I mean, with a face like this you can literally scare people. Especially kids. Ehud Olmert wants you to know he means business, serious business:

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday promised a ‘painful, uncompromising response’ to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, a day after Ten rockets were fired at Israel from the coastal territory.

Speaking before the weekly cabinet meeting, Olmert accused Hamas of using Qassam rockets to make up for their losses suffered during the three-week Israel Defense Forces offensive in the Gaza Strip which ended in late January.

“Hamas is trying to recover from the stiff blow they suffered during Operation Cast Lead through the use of terror,” Olmert said.

Olmert said that Israel would respond to rocket fire until “terror groups understand that Israel will not accept these attacks.” He also said that Israel’s response will not adhere “to the expectations of terrorists,” and include a wide array of operations that can implemented “until quiet is restored to the South.”

Six of the rockets fired Saturday targeted Gaza-area communities, two hit Ashkelon, one landed in the Eshkol district and one near Sdot Negev area, the IDF said.

Mind you, it is not the first time Israeli government officials have promised a harsh response to rocket fire from Gaza. Until now they’ve done… nothing.

  1. […] That’s probably the harsh response PM Olmert recently promised. […]

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