The Israeli air force struck a rocket launching squad in the northern Gaza Strip, reportedly killing two militants. The airstrike came in response to rocket fire on southern Israel from Gaza and a mortar attack on an Israel Defence Forces patrol. At a meeting in Jerusalem with Middle East quartet envoy Tony Blair, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to stop Hamas rocket attacks. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “We have rockets. We’ve got Hamas, supported by Iran, firing rockets at us, they’ve fired again. We’re not going to let anyone arm themselves and fire rockets on us and think that they can do this with impunity. They’re not going to get away with it. We attack them before, we attack them after and we’re going to prevent them from arming themselves. This is our policy. This is a very different policy that I put in. You don’t let them get away with it. And they know it. That’s what we’re doing.” Gaza’s Hamas rulers reported that one of the men killed was a member of the group’s military wing and promised to retaliate. Over 500 missiles from Gaza have struck Israel this year. The Israeli government holds Hamas responsible for all rocket fire from the area.