Archive: 11/16/2012
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  11/16/2012, Kislev 2, 5773

Ya'alon: IDF Ready for a Ground Operation


Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon said, Friday morning, that the Israel Defense Forces were ready for a ground operation in Gaza if Hamas refuses to commit to a long-term cease fire.

Interviewed by Kol Yisrael government radio, the former chief of staff said that the Pillar of Defense counter-terror campaign was well managed and stressed that one of its achievements was the destruction of special weapons that Hamas has acquired in recent years, especially Iranian Fajr missiles, which can reach the Dan region around Tel Aviv. He said Hamas only has a limited number of these missiles. He added that the Air Force was operating against the Gaza arsenal of Grad Katyusha rockets.