Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon have ordered the IDF to resume operations against the Hamas terrorists who violated the humanitarian truce, which the UN requested for the residents of Gaza.
The Ambassador of Israel H.E. Mr. Simon Roded met representatives of Thai Muslim community at the Embassy of Israel. The Ambassador emphasized that Israel has no dispute with Muslims as such.
Israel has acceded to the request by UN Special Coordinator Serry for a humanitarian pause to commence on July 17 at 10:00 a.m., for five hours. Should the humanitarian window be exploited for attacks against Israeli targets the IDF will respond.
The main objective of Operation Protective Edge is to re-establish stability and quiet for the citizens of Israel once and for all.
Since June 12, at least 240 rockets have been fired at southern Israel from Gaza, aimed deliberately at civilian targets. IDF commences Operation Protect Edge against Hamas.