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IDF Prepares to Raise the Heat with Operation Protective Edge in Gaza

'Hamas will pay a heavy price for firing at Israel's citizens,' Prime Minister Netanyahu pledged.
PM Netanyahu, DM Ya'alon, IDF

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Israel Defense Forces prepared for another long night Wednesday after security consultations held during the day at IDF Southern Command HQ in Be’er Sheva.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and GOC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Sammy Turgeman in the Negev city, which has been hit repeatedly by Grad Katyusha missile fire from Gaza.

“We have decided to further increase the assault on Hamas and the terrorist organizations in Gaza,” Netanyahu said. “The IDF is prepared for all possibilities. Hamas will pay a heavy price for firing at Israel’s citizens.

“The security of Israel’s citizens is our primary consideration. Our military is strong, the home front is steadfast and our people are united. This combination is our response to the terrorist organizations that want to attack us.

“We are all united in the mission to strike at the terrorist organizations and restore quiet. The operation will be expanded and will continue until the firing at our communities stops and quiet is restored. I ask that the public continue to listen to the instructions from IDF Home Front Command – they save lives. On behalf of Israel’s citizens, I thank all IDF soldiers and Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) intelligence personnel who are participating in the operation.”

By 8 pm, Israel had struck more than 160 targets during the day Wednesday in Gaza.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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11 Responses to “IDF Prepares to Raise the Heat with Operation Protective Edge in Gaza”

  1. Raise the heat, already.

  2. Cori LBere says:

    Do it and do not look back, we need to do what we were told many…many…many years ago….crush them so they are not able to rise again…. we curse our-self by not doing so… by bending to this evil..by givin in to the world benders… to give up our land and Holy sights to Islamics and Christians… we end up going around the Mountian in the wilderness over and over… stop this insanity…

  3. David Cohen says:

    Dan George Ciocodeica Danescu, first, the other side is not a Country. Second, they have been attacking Israel for years. Israel target yt? s The Terrorists, while Hamas and the other various groups and individual’s target the civilian population. How would your Country react to having missiles launched at it’s Cities, it’s teenagers kidnapped and murdered and family homes invaded and the family butchered? Learn the truth, not Palestinian propaganda.

  4. David Cohen says:

    Israel targets Terrorist Sites, while Hamas and others attack civilians.

  5. Do it quickly, swiftly and show them that we are one and strong like years ago and NOBODY messes with IDF/IAF!!

  6. God speaking about Arabs: “This boy will be like an angry donkey: his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and lift up his tent over against all his brethren.” Genesis 16:12

  7. ISRAEL HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO DEFEND YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY’S. I STAND FOR ISRAEL. GOD PUT YOUR HEDGE OF PROTECTION UPON YOUR PEOPLE. IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME I PRAY. AMEN AND AMEN.

  8. Daisy Villa says:

    Turn off all water and electricity!

  9. Kn Cori LBere never give up till they are not able to rebuild n then some!

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