Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wraps up a meeting with security chiefs after Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired dozens of rockets into Israel overnight.
Netanyahu says he has instructed the military “to prepare for any scenario” in Gaza.
The prime minister also says they were briefed by police chief Kobi Shabtai on the recent ethnic violence in Jerusalem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
“First of we want to ensure law and order. We are safeguarding freedom of worship like every year [for Ramadan], for all residents and for all visitors in Jerusalem,” he says in a statement.
“Right now we are demanding compliance with the law and I call for calm on all sides,” the premier adds, apparently referring to both Palestinians who have been clashing with police and violent skirmishes involving Jewish extremists.