Opposition Leader Shaul Mofaz said, Sunday, that there were "dozens of targets to attack" before a ground operation in Gaza. Speaking during a tour of Ashkelon, the former chief of staff and defense minister said, "Israel's main goal is stopping the fire on the residents of the south. Our situation today is that the firepower of Hamas and its various factions has not been played out at a satisfactory level, therefore we cannot rule out limited and measured ground activity."
A number of rockets were fired at the city during Mofaz's visit. Some were shot down by the Iron Dome anti-missile system. He made a solidarity visit to a building which had taken a direct hit and told the residents, "The restraint and mental strength you are demonstrating these days enables the Israel Defense Forces to continue its activity to attain the goals of the operation."