Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
They [the international community] know that no country has faced the kind of terror rocket attacks that we have faced, except for Britain during World War II, and that our response was the only sensible response. Operation Cast Lead was a more proportionate response than was meted out by Great Britain when it was hit by a roughly equal number of projectiles.
There is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
In rejecting the Goldstone report, Defence Minister Ehud Barak:
I think this report again proves the fact that the IDF (Israel Defence Force) is the most responsible and serious army and operates in the most moral way.