Bibi: Israel's Reaction to Rocket Attacks Will Be Measured

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Published March 25, 2011.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that if Hamas chooses to escalate cross-border tensions, Israel’s reaction to the attacks will be measured.

Netanyahu spoke during his visit in Moscow, and sources close to the prime minister said that he was not eager to launch a comprehensive operation in the Gaza Strip.

Moreover, Netanyahu said that U.S. President Barack Obama called him on Thursday evening and complimented him for using relative restraint in Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip. Obama also extended his condolences regarding the deadly bombing in Jerusalem on Wednesday and reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Israel’s security.

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