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        11/20/2012, Kislev 6, 5773

      Reserve Troop Call-Up Expanded to 70 Thousand Soldiers


      The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee unanimously approved the request of Defense Minister Ehud Barak to expand the number of reservists to 70 thousand. The reserve soldiers will be mobilized for Operation Pillar of Defense.

      Prior to the vote, Member of Knesset Roni Bar-On (Kadima), who serves as committee chairman stated, "This morning, following consultation with the Prime Minister, we determined that the continued recruitment of reservists remains relevant and we will continue to prepare for all possibilities."