Israeli cabinet approves call up of 75,000 reservists

Rick Moran
This is an increase from the original 30,000 requested by the cabinet. Jerusalem Post: Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved the IDF's request on Friday evening to increase the maximum number of reservists it could enlist, seeking cabinet approval to mobilize up to 75,000 troops ahead of a possible Gaza ground operation. The Inner Cabinet, a group of nine senior ministers, met for over three hours to discuss the possibility of a ground operation into the Hamas-controlled enclave, but released no statements or indications as to what transpired during the meeting. Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, however, told Channel 10 that toppling Hamas is not on the agenda as a goal for Operation Pillar of Defense. "We are definitely considering a ground operation, but toppling Hamas, I think that's something that the next government will have to decide," he said. Liberman also told Channel 2 that the IDF will only stop its attacks against Hamas and other terrorist organizations in the...(Read Full Post)

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