Speaking to students of the Israeli National Defense College on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his policy of hitting back after every single rocket attack has proven successful.









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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday spoke to students of the Israeli National Defense College (INDC) about his policy regarding security threats along Israel’s borders. He stressed the need for immediate retaliation to any attack.

“There’s no such thing as ‘spillover,'” Netanyahu said. “They get hit back immediately. This hasn’t always been the policy, but it is proving itself.”

“In a small country like Israel, one thing is for certain: we must maintain our ability to defend as well as our ability to attack and deter,” Netanyahu added. “The most basic principle in our region is that the chances of survival aren’t high if you’re weak; it’s the strong that survives. Therefore, a fundamental condition for our existence, in a region where whole nations collapse very quickly, is being the strong and not the weak.”