Ya’alon Says Operation Will Expand in Coming Days

Defense minister states IDF will step up the operation, striking Hamas ‘from the air, sea and land.’

By Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar

First Publish: 7/9/2014, 12:48 PM

Moshe Ya'alon in the south near Gaza

Moshe Ya’alon in the south near Gaza
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Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Wednesday held an evaluation ofOperation Protective Edge with IDF representatives, General SecurityServices members and others, where he announced the operation is to be expanded.

“We continue with strikes that draw a very heavy price from Hamas. We are destroying weapons, terror infrastructures, command and control systems, Hamas institutions, regime buildings, the houses of terrorists, and killing terrorists of various ranks of command,” said Ya’alon.

The minister stressed that the operational activities will continue and expand, and called on Israeli citizens to stay patient as the IDF attacks the terrorists; roughly 120 rockets were fired from Gaza on Tuesday, hittingas far as Hadera, 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of Tel Aviv.

“We will continue to hit Hamas and other terror groups in the (Gaza) Strip with heavy blows from the air, from the sea and from the ground so as to ensure the security of Israeli citizens. The campaign against Hamas will expand in the coming days, and the price the organization will pay will be very heavy,” warned Ya’alon.

The IDF struck 160 terror targets in Gaza on Tuesday night as part of the operation, and has hit over 440 targets since the operation started on Monday night, including targeted strikes on terror leaders.

Ya’alon continued, saying “I would like to praise the conduct of the citizens again, and call on them to continue paying attention to instructions. I again strengthen the hands of the commanders, the fighters and the support fighters in the air, sea and ground, who continue to act firmly and professionally to defend the security of Israeli citizens.”

“Even in these hours, the rocket attacks continue on Israel. Sirens were heard this morning in Gush Dan (in the coastal area), Rishon Letzion, Beit Dagan, Ashdod, Ashkelon and other cities around the country. The Iron Dome system shot down at least six rockets,” added Ya’alon, noting this morning’s attack on the Tel Aviv area.

At the start of the operation Tuesday morning, Ya’alon said it “won’t end in just a few days,” adding “we are preparing to expand the operation by all means standing at our disposal so as to continue striking Hamas.”


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  1. @ SHmuel HaLevi 2:
    Just as I thought.
    Let one of us drill holes in the boat while the other is bailing water…
    And let’s keep on playing this stupid game called LET’S PRETEND …

  2. @ SHmuel HaLevi 2:

    VHP… very heavy price. = BS

    Has the order been given to shut the electricity to the shposes?
    Are we STILL on the fucking high road (to nowhere)????

  3. VHP… very heavy price. = BS
    The use of armed forces and weapons is to win, vanquish by destroying the enemy.
    Visit WIKIPEDIA and key WEAPONS. Please read and let us know what you think. The catch phrases used by the milicos and their lieges fool only those unaware. We do not risk our lives for their political interests. We must not use “rubber bullets”. Either there is a reason to use bullets or not.
    Specifically. The bestial entities of Hamas, Hezbollah, PLO and other such are mortal enemies and it is our obligation to put them down. Period.