Gaza conflict: Israel, Palestinians accept Egypt proposal for 72-hour ceasefire
A month of war has killed 1,893 Palestinians and 67 Israelis
"The operation will continue until its objective - the restoration of quiet over a protracted period — is achieved," he said in public remarks at the weekly cabinet meeting.
Since Friday, Palestinian rocket and mortar salvos have focused on Israeli kibbutzim, or collective farms, just across the border in what appeared to be a strategy of sapping the Jewish state's morale without triggering another ground invasion of the tiny Gaza Strip.
A month of war has killed 1,893 Palestinians and 67 Israelis while devastating wide tracts of small, densely populated Gaza.