Israel Calls Up Reservists as Rockets Fly
CNN – Rockets flew between Israel and Hamas as tensions in the region continue their upward climb.
Hamas security sources reported at least 30 Israeli airstrikes across Gaza on Monday night into Tuesday. According to medical sources, nine people were injured.
“Operation Protective Edge is underway. Targeting #Hamas capabilities that are terrorizing #Israel,” Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner tweeted.
The position of the IDF has changed, the spokesman said at an earlier news briefing. Last week they were focused on de-escalation, but now Israel is preparing for a possible deterioration of the situation, he said.
Lerner said the IDF has already called up several hundred reservists and is prepared to add 1,500 more. During the last offensive on Gaza in November 2012, 30,000 reservists were called up.
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