Most will depend on Israelis persistence and endurance: PM

Israel Materials 28 December 2008 17:37 (UTC +04:00)

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert stated at the emergency meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers today that "achievement of goals and victory depends on the persistence and endurance of Israelis," the Ynet agency reported.
"Israel began military campaign in order to restore the calmness of inhabitants of the South, who already suffer from the daily firings for many years. Each sober-minded person understands that this cannot be continued further. Hundred of thousands of people daily experience horror before rocket firings", Olmert said.

"Government invests huge funds into safety of inhabitants of the South. I would like to use the possibility to call members of government to do entire possible for satisfaction of vitally important needs of citizens of the South. Possibly, for this purpose more time, like it was planned originally, will be required".

Olmert added that he hopes that all government ministers will support further plan of military operation.

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barack and chief of the General Staff of Israeli Defence army Gabi Ashkenazi met before the meeting of the Cabinet. Barack said that "today we rapidly achieved good results. But all must understand, this campaign will be neither rapid nor easy, it is necessary to maintain all that waits us ahead".

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