Ha'aretz says, "The left-wing Meretz party on Thursday issued a rare call for military action against Hamas in order to bring an end to cross-border attacks on Israel by Gaza militants." Meretz said, "The time has come to act without compromise and without narrow political considerations to protect the residents of Gaza-area communities and Sderot...Strike Hamas in a targeted manner and work for a new cease-fire." But J Street called for superpower intervention to restrain Israel. "Today's IDF strikes will deepen the cycle of violence in the region...We call for immediate, strong diplomatic intervention by the United States, the Quartet and allies in the region."