Sunday morning, Israeli army radio reported  that the army is ‘ready to conduct military operations in the Gaza Strip”, if the firing of homemade shells at Israeli settlements continues.

Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Zeev Boim told the Israeli radio that Israel might consider delaying the Gaza withdrawal if the resistance does not cease fire, according to Boim.

Also, Boim described that the agreement between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority to cease fire as worthless, “the important issue is results on the ground”, Boim said.

Meanwhile, Israeli Vice premier Shimon Peres told the Israeli radio that he “believes that the political process between Israel and the P.A will resume after the Gaza withdrawal, if nothing wrong happens, Israeli should withdraw from the Gaza Strip by mid-August”.

Peres hinted that his Labor party might withdraw from the government if the peace process does not resume.