Skip to comments.Israel calls up additional 8,000 reservists for Gaza operation
Posted on 07/16/2014 9:04:43 AM PDT by Star Traveler
The IDF has already called up 48,000 reserves, bringing the total number to 56,000, once the additional forces are called up. The cabinet on Wednesday authorized the call-up of 8,000 additional reservists to assist in the military operations along the Gaza frontier.
The IDF has already called up 48,000 reserves, bringing the total number to 56,000, once the additional forces are called up.
Last week, the IDF began actively calling up the 40,000 reserves approved to it by the cabinet for Operation Protective Edge.
IDF chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz requested the call-up of 40,000 reserves in order to replace conscripted forces in the West Bank, and enable their deployment to the Gaza border.
The cabinet approved the request and the IDF has already begun issuing reserve notices.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu gave no indication of whether the campaign was nearing its end or whether Israel is on the verge of a ground operation.
Netanyahu on Wednesday repeated his position that "Israel will continue to do what it needs to do to defend itself until peace and quiet are restored."
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Its 8000. Lets not go overboard.
No, it’s 56,000 ... and that is, in comparison to the US population, a comparable call up of TWO MILLION SOLDIERS!
Actually, in redoing the calculations, it’s comparable to a call up in the USA of TWO MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND SOLDIERS!!
I suspect they are contemplating a ground action to clean out the sewer of Hamas.
Gonna get a little hot over there...Go Bibi, go...