Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday afternoon promised to begin a military operation in Gaza if the situation demanded it.
"I heard people saying that I'm avoiding a widescale operation in Gaza because of the elections," Netanyahu said. "That's not true. Anyone who knows me knows that my considerations are practical and relevant."
"If the situation demands it, we will begin a widescale operation regardless of the elections.
"We are taking every action necessary and the other side feels the strength of our arms."