Foreign Minister Maxime Jacques Verhagen of The Netherlands, says his country condemns Kassam rocket fire on Sderot. Verhagen said he has visited Sderot and seen how people there live in fear. No government should accept fire on its citizens, he said.
Verhagen met with President Shimon Peres, who repotedly told him that the Damascus-based Hamas political leader, Khaled Mashaal, is directing the Kassam rocket fire from Syria. Peres said that the world must understand that Israel will not sit idly by and will not send flowers to Hamas. Only when Hamas stops the fire will residents of Gaza be able to live normal and quiet lives.
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