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ISRAEL'S defence minister Ehud Barak has approved the call-up of 30,000 reserve soldiers to the Gaza Strip, as Hamas rockets threaten Tel Aviv.
The announcement came as Israel pressed a massive air campaign against Gaza militants which threatened to expand into a ground operation after a rocket struck the sea just off the coast of Tel Aviv and a second landed just south of the sprawling coastal city.
"We are in the process of expanding the campaign," Brigadier General Yoav Mordechai told Channel 2 television as the army said militants had fired more than 380 rockets across the border.
"The defence minister approved a few minutes ago, based on the army's request, the recruitment of another 30,000 soldiers. We will determine how many of them will be called in," he said.
"This means that all options are on the table," he said.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Great thread. Keeps out all the noise, just presents the facts.
20.32 Phoebe Greenwood, who is retiring for the evening, leaves us with a couple of notes.
There has been heavy bombing around our hotel here in Gaza City in the last hour or so. Reports are coming through the Twittersphere of troops amassing along the Israeli-Gaza border, following the Israeli announcement they are ready for "Phase 2". The assumption here is that there will be a ground offensive of some sort over night.
Dr. Erekat Holds Israel Accountable for the Act of Aggression on the Gaza Strip/ Details Published on Thursday, 15 November 2012 09:40 Erekat-US-Israel-should-focus-on-peace
PNN Thursday 15th November, PLO's Negotiations Affairs Department said in a press release that Member of the PLO Executive Committee and Chief Palestinian Negotiator Dr. Saeb Erekat condemned in the strongest terms the assassinations committed yesterday in Gaza by Israeli Occupation Forces.
"We condemn in the strongest terms this new Israeli assassination which aims to initiate a bloody escalation. We hold the Israeli government fully responsible for the consequences that this new act of aggression would bring to the region" "This exposes that Israel has an agenda for war but not for peace." Dr. Saeb Erekat made this comment from Switzerland, where he is accompanying President Mahmoud Abbas in an official visit.
Originally posted by DragonFire1024
Originally posted by Kituwa
Also found Daystar live cam.
It appears to be clearer than RT. You can actually see cars moving in the area from time to time.
Where in Israel is this cam?