HM Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird is absolutely right:
“Canada condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in southern Israel today. These cowardly attacks, particularly on civilian targets, are abhorrent and criminal.
“On behalf of all Canadians, I send my heartfelt condolences to those affected by today’s vicious attacks.
“Israel has a right to defend itself against such terrorist acts in conformity with international humanitarian law. Those responsible for these horrific attacks must be held accountable.”
These are cowardly actions by cowardly men.
Netanyahu Says Militants to Pay ‘Heavy Price’ for Southern Israel Attacks
By Gwen Ackerman and Calev Ben-David - Aug 18, 2011 8:39 PM ET
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Palestinian militants who attack Israelis will “pay a very heavy price,” after squads of gunmen killed eight people and wounded 30 in a series of assaults outside the resort town of Eilat.
“Those who thought they could hurt us without any response will see there is a price to pay, a very heavy price,” Netanyahu said in broadcast comments late yesterday before meeting top ministers to discuss possible Israeli action.
After the attacks, an Israeli air strike on the Hamas- controlled Gaza Strip killed six members of the umbrella Popular Resistance Committees, including its two top commanders. The group said it would avenge their deaths. A rocket fired from Gaza later hit near the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, the army said. No injuries were reported.