FM Livni: "I do not care which organization fired the rocket, Israel must respond militarily and immediately."

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

At the opening of her meeting today (Thursday, 26 June 2008) with Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni said:

"Today another Kassam rocket was fired on Israel. There was a similar violation two days ago. I do not care which organization fired the rocket, Israel must respond militarily and immediately. I made my position clear to both Prime Minister Olmert and the Minister of Defense after the first violation, and I will do so with my foreign colleagues as well."