The mayors of Sederot and Ashkelon, Alon Davidi and Itamar Shimoni, respectively, responded to reports that certain agreements had been reached between Israel and the Palestinians that as of now, the resumption of any rocket fire at Israel must result in a massive firing upon of the Gaza Strip.
"It is not for Hamas to determine when and if they will shoot at us. The time has come for us to lead and stop being led," Shimoni said in an interview with Galei Tzahal (Army Radio).
Alon Davidi added, "The time has come for us to depend upon ourselves. What is important to me here is that any rockets fired at us from Gaza will be elicit a swift and clear response with a massive volley of rocket fire in their direction. We need to hit Hamas hard".