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Jerusalem - Israeli Defense Minister: Israel Might Significantly Widen Gaza Ground Operation

Published on: July 25, 2014 04:46 PM
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Israeli soldiers seen carrying tank emmo in a gathering point in a field near the Israeli border with Gaza, on July 25, 2014.  Flash90Israeli soldiers seen carrying tank emmo in a gathering point in a field near the Israeli border with Gaza, on July 25, 2014.  Flash90

Jerusalem - Israel’s defense minister warned Friday that the military may soon broaden its ground operation “significantly.”

The tough statement by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, coupled with Kerry’s inability to broker even a temporary cease-fire after a week of shuttling around the region, signaled the fighting is likely to drag on, with more than 820 Palestinians and 38 people in Israel killed so far.

In a statement issued shortly after Kerry spoke at a press conference in Cairo, Yaalon’s office quoted him telling troops in the field that “you need to be ready for the possibility that very soon we will instruct the military to significantly broaden the ground operation in Gaza.”

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“Hamas is paying a very heavy price and will pay an even heavier price,” Yaalon said. “At the end of the operation, Hamas will have to think very hard if it is worth it to taunt us in the future.”



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 Jul 25, 2014 at 05:36 PM savtat Says:

Have a good Shabbos and keep on davening. There was a report today that a soldier felt that he was shot, but couldn't find where he was injured. Then, he noticed that there was a bullet in his grenade - and the grenade did not go off.

So, daven and we hope our Tefillos are answered.

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 Jul 25, 2014 at 06:02 PM HankM Says:

Excellent news. Go Israel, you are doing Hashem's work, protecting the world from these destructive animals. Hashem should protect our soldiers

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 Jul 25, 2014 at 06:08 PM DovidT Says:

Plan should be that there won't be a Hamas to think about a next.

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 Jul 25, 2014 at 06:48 PM Rafuel Says:

Why, why broadcast ahead of time what our side may do?

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 Jul 26, 2014 at 10:42 PM yidineh Says:

as far as hamas is concerned, the more the merrier! by the time they lose the war, there wont be enuf arabs left alive to populatwe gaza anyway

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 Jul 27, 2014 at 12:57 AM stamm Says:

Dont plan so much Just DO
Hatzlocho

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