Hamas threatens to continue rocket attacks on Israel when cease-fire expires

(JNS.org) Hamas threatened to resume rocket attacks on Israel when a 72-hour cease-fire expires on Friday morning.

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called Hamas’s threat “extortion,” and Finance Minister Yair Lapid warned Hamas not to test Israel.

“The IDF is ready and waiting,” Lapid told reporters on Thursday, according to Reuters. “The air force is ready and waiting. We will respond to fire with a massive blow. To me, there is no difference between Hamas’s political leadership and their military leadership. Anyone at the helm of a terrorist organization is as good as dead, and we will get to them.”

Posted on August 7, 2014 .