Israel Presents New Deterrence Policy, Will Retaliate Against Hamas for All Gaza Rocket Attacks

(Ynet News) Shahar Chai - IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz on Thursday declared a change in army policy whereby any firing at Israel's south will be met with an attack on Hamas, regardless of the group behind the fire. Similarly, any firing from Lebanon will result in an attack on Hizbullah, and any terror attack by Iran's emissaries overseas will prompt a response against Tehran. Alluding to recent terror attacks in India, Thailand and Georgia, the IDF chief said, "We know the source of these attacks and those behind them must know that Israel's long arm will ultimately reach anyone who seeks to harm Israeli civilians and the Jewish people, whether in Gaza, Lebanon or anywhere else."

2012-04-06 00:00:00

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