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.
18:04 (69 minutes ago)
IDF: Over 66 rockets shot Tuesday thus far
Over 66 rockets have been fired at Israel since the launch of Operation Protective Edge in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the IDF Spokespersons Unit says.
Some eight of those rockets were shot down by the Iron Dome anti-missile system according to media reports.