BREAKING: Israel Begins Gaza Cleanup As Tanks Roll – American Military News

BREAKING: Israel Begins Gaza Cleanup As Tanks Roll

Israel begins Gaza cleanup, as Operation Protective Edge enters a new phase, according to the IDF twitter feed.

BREAKING NEWS: A large IDF force has just launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. A new phase of Operation Protective Edge has begun.

Israel Begins Gaza Cleanup

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 17, 2014

The new phase follows 10 days of Hamas attacks on Israel by land, air & sea – and repeated rejections of offers to deescalate the situation.

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 17, 2014

Israel states that this is the only way to stop the rocket fire out of Gaza.

Our goal is to target Hamas’ tunnels that enable terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks. This requires precise operations. — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 17, 2014

As the situation worsened, Israel approved the call up of even more reservists.

Following the approval of the government of Israel, the IDF will call up an additional 18,000 reservists.

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 17, 2014

Details are scarce at the moment, but this means that the crisis in the Middle East is far from over.

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