@IsraeliPM Netanyahu is now LIVE on @FaceTheNation, to discuss this week's terrorist attacks from Gaza. Watch here cbsnews.com/live/ Image
PM Netanyahu: We were attacked by Hamas, thousands of rockets on our cities, and I think any country would do whatever it takes to restore order.
Netanyahu: We are targeting a terrorist organization that is firing at our civilians, while hiding behind their civilians.
The building that was targeted was an intelligence office that organized terror attacks against Israeli civilians. We took precautions and no people were killed.
You have your own experiences in Mosul, in Fallujah, of how difficult it is when terrorists hide behind civilian infrastructure.
When the International community attacks Israel, they're actually encouraging Hamas to continue these attacks. It's wrong and unproductive.
There has to be a measure of fairness, reasonableness, in projecting this kind of criticism. If Hamas moved their command posts out of civilian homes, there wouldn't be any problem.

What would you do if this happened in Washington of New York, you know what you'd do.
Hamas is taking huge sums to build terror tunnels, rockets, they're not building Gaza. They're not interested in any kind of coexistence. Any objective observer can see that Hamas are out to destroy Israel, and not a partner.
I will do what I have to do to protect the lives of Israelis and to restore peace. I've made peace with four Arab countries.

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