IDF general: sporadic rocket fire won’t prompt Gaza operation

Qassam rocket launchers in Gaza. Credit: IDF.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi met on Sunday with the head of the Israel Defense Forces’ Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Sami Turgeman, a day after a rocket exploded in the Hof Ashkelon region, the latest incident in a recent spate of sporadic rocket fire at Israel from Gaza.

“Summer vacation is ahead of us and the memory of Operation Protective Edge is still fresh. More than anything, we want answers and solutions, so our children can get through the summer without rockets and without a war,” Davidi said.

Turgeman said the IDF was operating on all levels to try to prevent rocket fire from Gaza.

“We’re talking about a few rockets exploding in open areas,” Turgeman said, referring to the three rockets that have struck southern Israel over the past two weeks.

“The IDF will respond in a pinpoint manner to rocket fire, but it will not launch an operation in Gaza due to a few rockets,” he said.

Posted on June 8, 2015 .