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1,500 Troops To Gaza Border

Army preparing for escalation in south; No word on full-scale ground operation

Six Golani soldiers were killed early Sunday morning when Hamas landmines blew up their APC east of Gaza City.

Six Golani soldiers were killed early Sunday morning when Hamas landmines blew up their APC east of Gaza City.
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Up to 1,500 reserve soldiers will be ordered to report to the Sderot region. According to the Times of Israel, most of the soldiers will be from the Home Front Command and those trained to operate the Iron Dome anti-missile batteries, but the IDF Spokesman’s Office could not confirm that to TheJewishPress.com.

At the same time, military officials stressed that Israel would prefer that Hamas decide on its own to rein in the rocket launchers, but they quickly added that Israel has the ability and the will to put an end to the rockets if need be.

The move comes on the heels of the largest rocket barrage out of Gaza since 2012. After celebrating the abduction of Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Sha’ar and Naftali Fraenkel on June 12 by handing out candies and flashing a three-finger victory sign, Hamas responded to the unprecedented manhunt for the boys with renewed rocket fire at Israeli civilians.

In addition, the announcement coincided with Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman’s announcement that he has broken up the partnership between his Israel Beteinu party and the Likud, although Liberman stressed that he would remain in the government. Ostensibly, Liberman said he could not remain a partner to the Likud while maintaining strong disagreement about the government’s handling of the current security crisis, particularly regarding riots by Israeli Arabs and ongoing rocket fire by Hamas.

But the announcement was also likely to be Liberman’s first volley in a challenge to Binyamin Netanyahu for the prime minister’s chair, a campaign that is likely to be defined by the candidates’ stumping their security credentials. By law, elections do not have to be held before 2017, but it is widely believed that early elections will be held sometime in 2015. In that light, the cabinet today instructed the army and air force to ramp up strikes against terrorist infrastructure and activists in Gaza. One army official said  that several hundred reservists have been called up, out of the 1,500 approved by the government, but could not comment on whether the call up should be looked at as a preparatory move for a full-scale invasion of Gaza. 

However, another IDF official said that “Quiet was not met with quiet, and therefore we are preparing for an escalation.”

Dozens of rockets had battered southern Israel Monday by early evening.

 

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9 Responses to “1,500 Troops To Gaza Border”

  1. God Damn you Zionist Israel! Muslim army will march towards Jerusalem, kill every single IDF n wipe Israel out of the world map! InsyaAllah, the day will come. I am from Malaysia & will be at the front line, killing every single IDF n Zionist Jew! Victory is coming..embrace youself, the 3rd Intifadaa is coming! May Allah God Almighty struck fear in every single worthless heart of Zionist Jew! God damn you Zionist Israel! IsraHELL!

  2. God Damn you Zionist Israel! Muslim army will march towards Jerusalem, kill every single IDF n wipe Israel out of the world map! InsyaAllah, the day will come. I am from Malaysia & will be at the front line, killing every single IDF n Zionist Jew! Victory is coming..embrace youself, the 3rd Intifadaa is coming! May Allah God Almighty struck fear in every single worthless heart of Zionist Jew! God damn you Zionist Israel! IsraHELL!

  3. Destroy the PA & Hamas, deport the rest of the violent Arab Muslim refugees to some dysfunctional Islamic state. Rebuild Gush Katif. Annex Judea & Samaria.

  4. Destroy the PA & Hamas, deport the rest of the violent Arab Muslim refugees to some dysfunctional Islamic state. Rebuild Gush Katif. Annex Judea & Samaria.

  5. Giving in has always meant the Arabs want more. So better not!!!!

  6. Kim Sloan says:

    Time to send in some drones! Let Gaza burn! Push those nazi flag flying savages back to Jordan!

  7. Kim Sloan says:

    Time to send in some drones! Let Gaza burn! Push those nazi flag flying savages back to Jordan!

  8. Need to wipe out the launchers

  9. Sam Mensch says:

    It’s ALL Israel’s FAULT: 1) By CONTINUING to tolerate Hamas’ day by day, year by year missiles against Israel, THAT has sent the message that Hamas can and WILL get away with terrorism. 2) By ALLOWING, years ago, a Hamas take-over of Gaza, israel is reaping her indecisiveness and 3) By PM Sharon’s FOLLY and Israel’s acquiescence of surrendering Gaza. Bibi needs to NOW has to act and fully invade Gaza and decimate Hamas, much like Gen. Sharon did to the PLO…..why not send Hamas to Tunis??!!

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