'We'll Do Whatever Is Needed to Preserve Quiet'

Netanyahu says IDF acted 'immediately and forcefully' in response to rocket fired from Gaza.

Gil Ronen ,

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
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As he greeted visiting US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said a few words to the press Wednesday about the rocket fired from Gaza Tuesday against Israel.

"The IDF acted immediately and forcefully in response to this [rocket] fire,” Netanyahu said. “That is our policy. We will do whatever is needed to preserve the quiet that was achieved in Operation Protective Edge.”

He said that Israel sees Hamas as the party responsible for any rocket fire from Gaza.

The rocket fired from Gaza Tuesday exploded in an open area near Gan Yavneh, not far from Ashdod. No one was hurt. In response, the IDF struck four terror infrastructures in southern Gaza.

Hamas reportedly said Wednesday it had arrested the people responsible for firing at Israel. The IDF estimated that Islamic Jihad terrorists fired the rocket, possibly as part of an internal power struggle.