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  תמוז 1, 5774 , 29/06/14

Day Seventeen IDF Arrests 25 Terrorists Overnight; 413 Suspects Arrested Total

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz issued a formal approval of the operation's extension through Ramadan Saturday, noting the progress Israel has made so far. "Since the operation began, 2200 targets have been searched - both in open and closed areas - and all of our intelligence has translated immediately into what's going on in the field," Gantz noted. Over 15,000 soldiers are now estimated to be actively participating in the operation, mostly from elite combat units. 

On Friday, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon reiterated that, despite the fact that over two weeks have passed, there is still hope for the boys. "As long as there is no evidence to the contrary, the assumption of our work is that the boys are alive," he said.

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