UPDATED 10:32 AM PT — Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held security briefings Tuesday amid heightened tensions along the Gaza border.
This comes after a long night of crossfire between Israel and Hamas. The fighting began Monday after a long-range Palestinian rocket hit a family home located north of Tel Aviv, injuring seven people.
Although the strikes have stopped for now due to Egyptian mediation, some government officials believe more needs to be done.
Israeli’s education minister, who hopes to become the defense minister, spoke Tuesday on how he would handle the situation.
“If it’s up to me as defense minister of the state of Israel, if I get that job, I’ll open gates of hell on this terror organization of Hamas and fix the situation once and for all,” said Minister Naftali Bennett
Many believe the outcome of this situation will play a heavy hand on the upcoming elections after Netanyahu has long campaigned on his ability to protect his people.