Following another night of tension along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, in which dozens of rockets were fired at Israeli civilians, Israel’s security apparatus are currently weighing whether or not they will open a fully fledged military campaign against Hamas in the strip and its army of fire kite bombers.
The Defense Ministry was supposed to decide in the next few hours whether or not hold a large scale operation and send soldiers into the strip.
According to high ranking officials who were interviewed by Kikar Shabbat news service, “Israel is very close indeed to giving the green light to a full-scale military operation. If there is no alternative, then that is what we will do.”
The IDF presented their plans for a full mobilization in the Gaza Strip a few days ago to the political echelon of government, following the intensification of the conflict in recent days. Another option that was discussed was a return to the tactic of targeted assassinations.
Simultaneously, Iron Dome interceptors have been spread across the Gaza border.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)