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Israel will strike anyone planning to attack its citizens: PM


11:31, March 11, 2012

JERUSALEM, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday that Israel would continue to strike any group trying to attack Israeli citizens and would acquire further Iron Dome systems to shoot down incoming rockets.

"We will continue to hit whoever plans to attack citizens of the State of Israel," Netanyahu said while meeting with regional council heads in the south, where over 100 rockets from Gaza have fallen since Friday.

"At the same time, we will continue to improve home front defense including by means of additional Iron Dome systems, the effectiveness of which was shown again over the weekend," he continued.

The Iron Dome system intercepted 27 of the 29 rockets it targeted. The missile defense system is designed to only intercept rockets identified as heading toward populated areas.

Also on Saturday, Palestinians said that an Israeli air strike killed two people riding on a motorcycle in Gaza's Khan Younis, bringing the total number of militants reportedly killed to 14.

On Friday afternoon, the Israel Air Force launched a strike in Gaza and killed the leader of the Popular Resistance Committees ( PRC), Zuhair al-Qaisi, who was believed to be planning a large terror attack on Israel's southern border.

The Israel Air Force killed a PRC member Saturday in the continuing operations, and also attacked two terror activity centers in the north and south of the Gaza strip. In the strikes, 14 Palestinians, 10 of them members of Islamic Jihad, were killed and another 20 were injured, according to Palestinian news agency Ma'an.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Saturday that military operations in Gaza in response to the rockets were far from over. "This round in the strip is still far from completion," Barak said, adding that the operations would probably continue for another day or two.


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romanov at 2012-03-1280.94.16.*
2012-2-11.Politic israelian the end with defense"s prayes.They probably to become promote"s ecology"s energy-every jewish shine streets lamp post.To learn to live peace.
Hammad Sethi at 2012-03-1192.40.254.*
Israel is not a country so it has no citizens. Use of violence is wrong in any case.

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