IDF will escalate response if Hamas fires — Erdan

Communications Minister Gilad Erdan, who is a member of the security cabinet, warns that if Hamas renews its rocket fire on Israel, the IDF will escalate its reaction.

Erdan tells Israel Radio that while Israel has “no objections” to the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip, and that a truce is within reach, Hamas and Islamic Jihad cannot be permitted to rearm.

He adds that the US, Egypt and other countries support the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip, saying it is “sad” that UN chief Ban Ki-moon “doesn’t understand the situation on the ground.”

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