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  11/14/2012, Cheshvan 29, 5773

Chief of Staff Declares "Operation Pillar of Cloud"


Israel Defense Force Chief of Staff Lt. General Benny Gantz announced the start of Operation Pillar of Cloud on Wednesday afternoon in the Gaza. The operation began with the liquidated of Ahmad Sa'id Khalil Jabari, the senior commander of the Hamas military wing in Gaza. "Pillor of Cloud" is a Biblical reference to the Divine cloud that protected the Jewish people during the wandering in the Sinai desert.