“Israel has never agreed to external forces determining its right to defend its citizens.” “Olmert: Gaza op to continue, UNSC resolution not practical,” from the Jerusalem Post, January 9 (thanks to Looney Tunes):
Despite the UN Security Council resolution calling for a Gaza cease-fire, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Friday afternoon that the IDF operation in the Strip would continue.
“Israel has never agreed to external forces determining its right to defend its citizens,” Olmert said in a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office following the Security Cabinet discussion on the UNSC resolution.
“The IDF will continue to work to defend Israeli citizens and will carry out all the objectives it was given in the operation,” he continued.
Olmert said that the rocket fire from Gaza Friday morning “only proves that the UN resolution is not practical and will not be honored by the murderous Palestinian organizations.”…