Netanyahu tells IDF to “take off the gloves” as Israel prepares for ground operation in Gaza

After a barrage of over 85 rockets in 24 hours, Netanyahu is telling the IDF to “take off the gloves” as Israel is calling in 40,000 reservists to prepare for a possible ground operation in Gaza:

YNET NEWS – The security cabinet has voted to call up some 40,000 reservists in preparation of a possible ground operation in Gaza Strip as part of Operation Protective Edge, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the military to “take off the gloves” in its confrontation with Hamas.

Netanyahu placed responsibility for the current round of fighting on Hamas, and said “Hamas chose escalation and it will pay a heavy price for it.”

Senior political sources close to 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.


This is a recent video of what Israelis are going through with these rocket attacks. In this case they are out on a boat with no way out:

And this is the retaliation for those rocket attacks:

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