Israel's defence Minister says this is "war to the bitter end".
The "bitter end" is a nautical term, and refers to what happens if you chuck the anchor over the side without first making sure that the anchor chain is attached to the boat. It refers to the nasty feeling that you get as the end of the anchor chain disappears into the water, leaving the boat without the expected benefit of said anchor.
Is there a Freudian slip here? Does the "Defence" Minister realise subconsciously that this latest act of unbalanced revenge is going to leave Israel without an anchor in world opinion?