Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Thursday that Israel was not interested in a "long war" in Gaza, where it has pummelled Hamas targets for six days. "We are not interested in conducting a long war and we do not wish to conduct a war on a broad front," Olmert said on a visit to the desert city of Beersheva, which has come under rocket fire from Gaza militants over the past several days. "We will deal with Hamas and terror with an iron fist," he said.