Dichter also lashed out at the army's command, saying he would have expected the chief of the general staff to be at the meeting after such a difficult week. Pinpoint air force attacks were not enough, he added, and another sort of deterrence was needed.
Responding to Dichter's harsh words, Barak said such statements did nothing to strengthen the people of Sderot.
"I don't remember such anxious talk in the government like what I'm hearing here," Barak said. The government should be united during testing times despite differences of opinion, he said, adding that a government that looked like a press conference weakened itself and the people it governed.
"We will find a solution to the Kassam just as we found a solution to suicide bombers," Barak pledged. "We will continue our actions against the rocket launching cells, we've closed off the crossings for several days and we are continuing to prepare for a large-scale operation."
Five Kassam rockets were launched from the Strip on Sunday. Four landed in open fields near Sderot while the fifth landed on the Palestinian side of the Erez Crossing. No casualties or damage were reported in any of the attacks.
Since last Sunday, close to 165 Kassam rockets and 70 mortar shells were fired at the western Negev, and more than 30 terrorists were killed.