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Ashkelon mayor: ‘The time has come to deal with terror’

Itamar Shimoni, the mayor of Ashkelon, urges the Israeli government to deal with the rocket threat from the Gaza Strip once and for all.

Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni (left) with Interior Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, May, 2014. (Photo credit: Edi Israel/Flash 90)
Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni (left) with Interior Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, May, 2014. (Photo credit: Edi Israel/Flash 90)

“We are very resilient. And we have patience. Our residents have been told what to do. The time has come to deal determinedly with terror [from Gaza]. If we have to sit for a month in bomb shelters, that’s what we’ll do. But let’s see uncompromising activity [against Gaza terror],” he says.

Some 60 rockets have been fired at Israel in the past hour. There is Israeli air activity in southern Israel, Channel 2 reports.

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