Skip to comments.Cabinet OKs 75,000 reservists for possible Gaza operation
Posted on 11/16/2012 2:13:03 PM PST by Hojczyk
Government increases cap of reservists for possible ground operation in Gaza from 30,000 to 75,000; FM Liberman says the government is not considering toppling Hamas.
The IDF assassinated two Hamas members in Gaza on Friday evening.
The first, Muhammad Abu Jalal, was a Hamas company commander in central Gaza's El Muazi area, and the second, Khaled Shaeer, operated anti-tank missiles.
Earlier, the IDF sent text messages to 12,000 Gazan civilians, warning them to stay away from Hamas members.
The IDF warned that its activities would continue into the night on Friday, warning Hamas to take cover.
"Terrorists in Gaza should hide. Tonight won't be calm in Gaza," IDF spokesman Yoav Mordechai said. "We're hitting hundreds of rocket launchers in waves of air strikes, including right now."
The IDF also revealed on Friday that it had taken out Hamas's nascant drone program.
The military recently focused its intelligence efforts on a group of Hamas terrorists who were developing and producing drones designed to strike fortified targets in Israel.
The terrorists were under the instruction of Iranian technical instructors, and the 'production team' carried test flights in Gaza of the drones.
The IAF struck the test flight sites in recent attacks.
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If Egypt moves to open a second front, they might need more than 75,000
I’m thinking Egypt will move to the border and stay here.
They will encourage the Palies to say they will cease fire. When the Israelis withdraw the Palies will launch more rockets. Isn’t that what they did in the past.
Egypt, Palis, Arabs? The root cause of war here and many other places is Islam.
Israel would be stupid if they did not clean out Gaza and permanently occupy the entire Gaza strip. Full scale war is justified.
Good! Sounds like Israel is getting serious, but is 75,000 enough? How many did they call up for their big Lebanon incursion a while back?