A Hamas rocket fired on Friday hit a building in the Shaar HaNegev area there were no injuries. 2 others were intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system. During the time of the rocket fire in Kfar Gaza there was a gathering in honor of Oron Shaul’s birthday. Oron was captured and killed by Hamas and his body is still held by the Hamas to force the release of Hamas prisoners in Israeli prisons. Labor party leader Avi Gabbai attended the gathering along with MK Job Kara. The gathering was interrupted by the rocket fire for a few minutes and resumed. The IDF attacked 2 Hamas posts in Northern Gaza with planes and tanks immediately after the fire.
Avi Gabbai commented on the Hamas rocket fire: “The shooting in the middle of a get together testifies like 1,000 witnesses of our loss of deterrence, everything else is just stories. They know we have a gathering here and they shoot. This is not tolerable. I hope our government will respond appropriately.”
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman discussed the Hamas rocket fire in an interview on the internet: “The Iranians that succeeded in totally destroying Yemen, Sudan, Lebanon and Syria are starting to destroy Gaza. The heads of the Iranian regime aren’t interested in the sad situation in Gaza nor do they care about the future of Gaza’s children, they care only about their extremist ideology and harming Israel. After Iran gets to Gaza no international body will spend a cent there. I propose to you Gaza residents to think about your future and the future of your children and force the Hamas leadership to change its direction. If you change your direction, believe me, you build a good future for your children.”