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        3/13/2012, Adar 19, 5772

      Steinitz: No Official Cease-Fire Signed


      Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz made it clear, Tuesday morning, that no document had been signed to bring an end to more than three days of terrorist rocket and mortar fire on southern Israel.

      Interviewed by Israel Defense Forces Radio, the former chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee said, "The Prime Minister officially announced that quiet would be answered with quiet, but there is no Israeli commitment not to prevent terrorism in the future". He added that there will be no escaping a large-scale attack in Gaza. "The overall situation is intolerable. Indeed there is no timetable, but Israel will have to eventually put an end to the regime of terror in Gaza."