Israel’s Disprortionate Response Not Enough – Now Wants 40,000 More Troops to Crush Palestinians
Israel’s army is formulating options to eradicate rocket fire coming from Gaza, “including ground assault,” an anonymous Israeli official stated on Tuesday. An unspecified number of troops are being called up after preliminary approval for 40,000.
Air raid sirens rang through Tel Aviv as Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ anti-missile system intercepted a rocket in images shown on live television, shortly after the troop mobilization.
The sirens rang out for a second time just under three hours later as the ‘Iron Dome’ intercepted another rocket. Sirens sounded in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the northern Israeli town of Binyamina.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the military earlier in the day to “take off the gloves,” with one source claiming he told the IDF to “go all the way.”
Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar told Ynet on Tuesday that the IDF should take more aggressive measures in the Gaza Strip. “Israel need to step it up and operate with more ferocity against Hamas….I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of rockets at Tel Aviv,” Sa’ar stated.