|The head of the IDF Southern Command, Major-General Tal Russo says that an IDF ground operation in the Gaza Strip is still a viable option. He told reporters at a briefing on Saturday that the campaign is not over -- it will continue until Israel achieves the goals it set out for itself.
The political echelon earlier approved the call-up in principle of 75,000 reservists. Authorization was granted in a telephone vote, and final approval requires a green light from the cabinet. The forum of nine ministers held consultations on Saturday night.