Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem (al-Quds) on June 24, 2012.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows escalation of Israel’s acts of aggression against the Gaza Strip at -- what he calls -- Tel Aviv’s discretion.
Netanyahu made the remarks during a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem (al-Quds) on Sunday evening after the regime’s military killed over a dozen people in the coastal strip over the past week, AFP reported.
He said that “if necessary, it (the military) will act with even more force.”
Israeli airstrikes have killed at least 16 Palestinian since Monday. Dozens of Palestinians have also been injured in the assaults.
Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has threatened to end an Egypt-brokered truce with Tel Aviv if the Israeli aggression against the besieged enclave continues.
The Tel Aviv regime has been recurrently bombarding Gaza ever since its 22-day war on the impoverished territory in December 2008 and January 2009, which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians and inflicted a damage of USD 1.6 billion on the region's already-stagnant economy.
The offensives are often launched under the usual pretext of responding to the purported firing of rockets from the direction of Gaza.
This is while the home-made projectiles seldom leave any casualties or considerable damage to property.
The Israeli hostility rages on, while Tel Aviv refuses to lift an all-out blockade it imposed on Gaza in mid-June 2007.