4 hours ago Israel authorized the call up of 40,000 reserves.
At least 66 more rockets fired by Hamas today, only 8 of which were shot down by Iron Dome. Many rockets land in open areas but they destroy many Israeli homes as well (even if people reach the bomb shelters in time).
Ground operation looks inevitable!
17:33 (90 minutes ago)
Operation will last very, very long time, says officer
Channel 2’s Roni Daniel quotes a very, very senior IDF officer as saying that Operation Protective Edge will last a very, very long time.
The officer says a ground operation is certainly being considered, while Daniel himself assesses that a ground operation will certainly be necessary.