The Israeli army has mobilized 16,000 reservists to reinforce the military operation and replace the existing troops are on the ground in the Gaza Strip. The transaction will provide “rest for troops already mobilized ” and ” increase the number of reservists for a total of 86,000 “, as reported by a spokeswoman for the Israeli military on Thursday at France Presse.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday reiterated his intention to destroy all tunnels built by Hamas to enter Israeli territory, “with or without a ceasefire.” “We are determined to complete this mission, with or without a ceasefire. Will not accept any proposal that does not allow the Army to complete this important work as part of Israel’s security,” he stressed in an appearance before the meeting with security cabinet. Maj. Gen. Sami Turgeman said Thursday on public radio that the destruction ofHamas tunnel could be completed in “a few days “.
The deployment of this new group of soldiers will begin this Thursday and is another sign that the Netanyahu government is not looking at the moment, stop the offensive on Gaza. The Israeli security cabinet met Wednesday for five hours and decided unanimously to continue attacks against Hamas “terrorist targets”, to destroy the network of tunnels used by the Islamist movement to attack Israel.
Meanwhile, the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, said Wednesday the Gaza Strip as a disaster area. In a letter, the Palestinian leader asked the UN secretary general, Ban Ki -Moon, to take the measures necessary for the establishment of humanitarian corridors in order to ” facilitate the delivery and access of humanitarian aid and create a space where displaced families can have security from Israeli shelling. “