Netanyahu’s Message to the World: Israel Ready to Fight
I met today in the city of Ashkelon with the foreign ambassadors in Israel. During the meeting I said the following: “The world must understand that Israel has the right and a total obligation to defend its citizens. We are not going to sit idly by when we confront the repeated almost daily attacks on our citizens and children.
Over 1 million citizens have to live in a reality where within 15 or 30 seconds they have to find cover from terrorists who fire on civilians, while they themselves hide behind civilians. This is a grave war crime, none of your governments would accept such a situation, we do not accept such a situation, I as prime minister of Israel am not prepared to accept such a situation, and we are going to take action to put a stop to this.