Update: The Israeli who was earlier wounded by a Palestinian sniper died of his wounds. He was 22 years old (and not 50, as earlier reported).
UPDATE: Israeli Murdered by Gazan Sniper
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,stated before leaving Sderot for Jerusalem: “This is a very severe incident,and we will not let it go unanswered. Our policy until now has been to act beforehand and to respond in force and this is how we will act regarding this incident as well.”