Netanyahu to Hamas: Don't try us

Prime Minister says Gaza terrorists will pay 'heavy, very heavy' price if rocket fire continues.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened the weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday with a warning to the Hamas terrorist organization following the interception of two rockets which were launched from Gaza.

"This morning, the IDF attacked Hamas infrastructures and targets in the Gaza Strip. We will not tolerate any attacks against the State of Israel and the citizens of Israel," Netanyahu began.

"I warn the terrorist organizations in Gaza, even during the coronavirus crisis, do not try us," he said.

"I will never go into detail about our operational plans but I tell them, the price of continued aggression will be heavy, very heavy," Netanyahu warned.

Sirens were sounded overnight Saturday, around 2:00 a.m., in Palmachim and the northern industrial area in Ashdod.

The IDF confirmed that two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli territory. One launch did not trigger a siren in the Ashdod area in the absence of the need for it. The second launch triggered sirens in the city of Ashdod and in the Shfela region.

“Air defense fighters launched interceptors at the targets in accordance with policy,” the IDF statement said.

In response to the rocket fire, IDF fighter jets, helicopters and tanks attacked underground infrastructure and military positions of the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza.