Ehud Olmert vowed that Israel would take steps to incapacitate Hamas.
The Israeli prime minister made his comments during a talk at a pre-Passover toast for Kadima activists at the party’s Petah Tikva headquarters, a day after three Israelis were killed by terrorists in the Negev.
Olmert said Hamas would be held accountable for every attack in the south, no matter which terrorist organization claimed responsibility, according to the Jerusalem Post.
“I promise you that the response to Hamas will be such that Hamas will no longer be able to continue to take action against the citizens of Israel,” Olmert reportedly said. “I don’t want to say more than that. But what I am saying will obligate Israel [to act], and I promise you that it will be properly implemented.”