Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he had ordered Israeli forces to press attacks against terrorists in the Gaza Strip and deploy in strength around the Strip after a two-day surge in cross-border fighting.
“This morning I instructed the IDF to continue with massive strikes against terrorists in the Gaza Strip and I also instructed that forces around the Gaza Strip be stepped up with tank, artillery and infantry forces,” Netanyahu said at the beginning of the Cabinet meeting.
“On behalf of all the citizens of Israel, I wish to send condolences to the family of Moshe Agadi, a father of four, who was murdered by a rocket in Ashkelon, and I wish to strengthen his family and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded. May his memory be a blessing.”
On Sunday morning, photos were released from a kindergarten in the southern city of Sderot that suffered significant damage from a rocket fired from Gaza by Palestinian terror groups during the night.
There were no casualties in the strike, and no educational institutions in Gaza-region communities are open Sunday due to the flare-up.