Livni: Israel will no longer show restraint when attacked
Restraint is good and should be applied
but when rockets fall on civilians with
no pretense at military targets, then it
is time to end the threat with whatever
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said Monday that the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip was intended to "change the equation" in the region, whereby Hamas fires at Israel and Israel responds with restraint.
Speaking to reporters alongside her counterparts from the Czech Republic, France and Sweden, Livni defended Israel's incursion into the Hamas-ruled coastal territory as a form of "legitimate self-defense."
The foreign minister, who returned from Paris on Monday following talks with French officials, added that Israel has no choice but to retaliate when attacked