@hungry - you are missing the point of military conflict. You hit back hard. s I posted the wall has been very successful in reducing suicide bombings.
From the Guardian including a quite form the White House supporting Isreals right to respond.
On Wednesday morning, several missiles were fired towards Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport. The city's smaller airstrip at Herzliya has been closed due to the threat of rocket fire. Israel announced on Tuesday that it had authorised the call-up of up to 40,000 reservists for a possible ground operation as it began moving convoys of additional tanks and other armour to the Gaza border.
"We have been instructed by the political echelon to hit Hamas hard," General Moti Almoz, the chief military spokesman, told army radio. He said the action would take place in stages.
The announcement came as explosions boomed across the Gaza Strip, sending plumes of grey smoke into the sky and shaking buildings in streets already largely emptied of people.
The Israeli military, threatening a long-term offensive, said that Operation Protective Edge aimed to strike Hamas and end the rocket fire that has intensified and reached deeper into Israel in recent weeks.
"We will not tolerate rocket fire on Israel's cities, and we are preparing to expand the operation with everything at our disposal to strike Hamas," said Moshe Ya'alon, Israel's defence minister, who announced a special state of emergency in the south of the country.
In a nationally televised statement, Netanyahu said continued rocket attacks on Israeli communities would not be tolerated.
"Therefore I have ordered the military to significantly broaden its operation against Hamas terrorists and against the other terrorist groups inside Gaza," he said. "I call on you to display patience, because this operation could take time."
The White House condemned the rocket attacks against Israel. "No country can accept rocket fire aimed at civilians and we support Israel's right to defend itself against these vicious attacks," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.