Israel mobilises 16 000 more reservists

Jerusalem - Israel mobilised 16 000 additional reservists, taking their total to 86 000, as military operations in the Gaza Strip continue, an army spokesperson said on Thursday.

"The army has issued 16 000 additional mobilisation orders to allow troops on the ground to rest, which takes the total number of reservists to 86 000", said the spokesperson.

Israel's security cabinet, which met for five hours on Wednesday, unanimously decided to pursue attacks against Hamas "terrorist targets" and other operations to destroy a network of tunnels used by the Islamist movement between Gaza and Israel, public radio said.

Another meeting of the cabinet, which comprises eight ministers, will be held on Thursday afternoon, the radio added.

Public radio quoted Major General Sami Turgeman, the senior officer for the Gaza region, as saying that the destruction of militants' remaining tunnels into Israel could be complete "in a few days".

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Sunette Smit 2014-07-31 10:59:50 AM
Who cares? Ebola is more important to worry about now...
Nobby Poltice 2014-07-31 11:03:30 AM
How long does it take and how many must die before Hamas realises that they are in a no-win game?
Markie Crichton 2014-07-31 11:16:42 AM
Son of Hamas Founder: Israel Needs to Finish Off Hamas In a TV interview, Mosab Hassan Yousef said that the only way to save the lives of Gazan civilians was to destroy Hamas.In an interview on Fox News Channel Wednesday, Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef, Basically Hamas hijacked the Palestinian cause to push their political and religious ideological agenda. Even if Israel were to come tomorrow and offer Hamas the 1967 boundaries, Hamas wouldn't care. It doesn't have boundaries to its ideological agenda. It wants to destroy Israel and any country that does not agree with its ideology,” he said. Yousef said that he had had enough of Palestinian politics. “We paid a high price for the sake of Hamas and Palestine,” he said. “I witnessed the violence and the dirty politics behind it growing up and I decided to go my own way. But now I feel I need to speak up. The children of Gaza remind me of myself 20 years ago, how we were crying in the streets, and the politicians were sending us to die. This is not the first Hamas war, it is the fourth and there will be many more.Yousef added. “I have a lot of family in Gaza and I feel for them. But Israel is doing them the biggest favor by fighting against Hamas.”
Jojo Balela 2014-07-31 11:18:52 AM
the media is unfairly portraying Israel as killing so many civilians but if you do a Google search on "Gaza bombing children pics" you will notice something interesting on more careful inspection of these pics
Zaahid Tilly 2014-07-31 11:23:18 AM
Surely this should not be legal, my question is how many of these reservist would do such for the country they actually reside in ? hypocrites, if they are willing to do such surely they must leave the counties in which they reside.
Bob Mearly 2014-07-31 11:24:14 AM
Yes these brave Hamas warriors that hide their armamnents in schoolds and hide amoung woman and children, wipe them out IDF.
Vic Hugo 2014-07-31 11:24:58 AM
Beacause Ive seen what ISIS have done..what they plan with a caliphate...I feel sorry for the middel east womens rights and eventually the free world. Do not underestimate these fanatics.
Vic Hugo 2014-07-31 11:25:53 AM
Ryno Senekal 2014-07-31 11:47:13 AM
Overkill....! C-mon world!
Stephanes Heunis 2014-07-31 12:07:43 PM
mobilize the masses my Jewish brother's, block every exist and kick that terrorist (Hamas ) ashes!