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  3/13/2014, Adar Bet 11, 5774

PM: We Will Respond with Force in the South


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, responding to the recent barrage of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip since yesterday, saying, "Our policy for the South is clear - we will respond strongly and swiftly to any and all attempts to harm the citizens of the State of Israel."

"I want to make it perfectly clear, that anyone who tries to hurt or sabotage the joy of our Purim holiday will be hit, and hit hard," the Prime Minister said, adding, "and we haven't obtained the longest period of quiet in the south in years out of the blue, but because this is our policy,:

"The terrorists of the Gaza Strip will begin to understand that they are up against a determined government and a very powerful army," Netanyahu commented during a tour today (Thursday) of the Teva factory he was making with British Prime Minister David Cameron.