16.07.2011 14.Tammus, 5771 Pinchas
IDF blames Hamas for escalation in rocket fire from Gaza
Gantz meets with top military brass after 5 Kassam rockets fired from Strip, IDF confirms strikes carried out against Gaza targets.
While Hamas is not directly behind the recent increase in rocket fire against Israel, senior IDF officers said that Israel will hold the terrorist organization responsible as it contemplates military action in wake of the recent escalation.
On Friday, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz convened top military brass to discuss the recent escalation on the southern front, including OC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Tal Russo, Israeli Air Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Ido Nehushtan and OC Military Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi….