Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Netanyahu to IDF: conduct 'continuous, long and forceful operation in Gaza'

From Ynetnews - Defense minister says Israel prepared for 'long offensive against Hamas'; Minister: Hamas ignored our ceasefire attempts.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the military to "take off the gloves" in its confrontation with Hamas and said "Hamas chose escalation and it will pay a heavy price for it."

Senior political sources close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he has ordered the defense establishment to conduct a "continuous, long and forceful operation in Gaza."

According to the source, Netanyahu told the IDF to go "all the way," saying "evening a ground operation was currently on the table." According to them, such an operation was far from certain, but that the operation's goal was to increase deterrence and deal Hamas a significant blow. more


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