President Shimon Peres addressed the escalation in the south on Tuesday evening.
"If Gaza wants peace and quiet they had better act accordingly, or they will suffer the results of the unrest dozens of times worse. Gaza is under no occupation. If Hamas thinks the world will continue to support them despite the terror, then they are wrong. You're playing with fire, no outside help will exist for you - and help will stop If you continue to kill innocent people. We will ensure our security. "