Netanyahu made the comment hours after a cease-fire between the two sides went into effect, ending an 11-day conflict that left at least 243 Palestinians and a dozen Israelis dead, according to The Associated Press.
“If Hamas thinks we will tolerate a drizzle of rockets, it is wrong,” the Israeli leader said, adding that his military would strike back with “a new level of force against any expression of aggression against communities around Gaza and any other part of Israel.”
Thousands reportedly took to the streets in Gaza early Friday morning to celebrate the cease-fire, which went into effect around 2 a.m. local time (7 p.m. ET Thursday).
Young men waved Palestinian and Hamas flags while honking horns and setting off fireworks, as other celebrations erupted in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, The Associated Press reports.
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Former Israeli U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon says “it is quiet now in Israel” following the implementation of the cease-fire. “For 11 days, 4,000 rockets and missiles flew into Israel and put millions of Israelis in danger,” he told ‘Fox & Friends’. “Unfortunately, we paid a heavy price in this cycle of violence.” Danon also weighed in on a rise in anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. “It is ok to demonstrate if you don’t like Israel, if you don’t like what we are doing,” he said. “But to attack Jews, to see those hate crimes in the streets of New York City and Los Angeles, it is outrageous.” Watch his interview here: https://video.foxnews.com/v/6255359914001#sp=news-clips/world
Former Israeli ambassador on Israel-Hamas cease-fire, anti-Semitic attacks in US
Police in Florida are investigating an anti-Semitic incident involving a Jewish family in the Miami area who received help from a gun owner, according to reports. Eric Orgen said he, his wife, and his daughter, 16, had just left a synagogue and were walking on the sidewalk when a group of men driving by started shouting and throwing garbage at them. Orgen told WPEC-TV the men said things like, “Free Palestine!,” “Die Jew!” “F– you Jew,” and “I’m gonna rape your wife.” The family was helped by a driver who witnessed the attack and decided to intervene, Orgen said. Armed with a gun, the stranger defended the family and chased the group away. Read more on Fox News: https://www.foxnews.com/us/jewish-family-harassed-in-miami-area-get-help-from-gun-owner-report
Jewish family harassed in Miami area, get help from gun owner: reports
An Israeli soldier sits on top of a tank Friday at a staging ground near the border with the Gaza Strip. [Photo credit: AP]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning Hamas Friday that his military will respond with a “new level of force” if the terrorist group decides to start firing rockets into Israel again. Netanyahu made the comment hours after a cease-fire between the two sides went into effect, ending an 11-day conflict that left at least 243 Palestinians and a dozen Israelis dead, according to the Associated Press. “If Hamas thinks we will tolerate a drizzle of rockets, it is wrong,” the Israeli leader said, adding that his military would strike back with “a new level of force against any expression of aggression against communities around Gaza and any other part of Israel.”
Associated Press fires reporter after pro-Palestinian social media posts from college go viral A reporter who was just hired by the Associated Press last month is now out of a job after pro-Palestinian social media posts she had written during college went viral. https://www.foxnews.com/media/associated-press-emily-wilder