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  8/23/2014, Av 27, 5774

Minister Says Israel Weighing Ground Incursion


Israel is considering launching another heavy ground offensive into Gaza, Communications Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) indicated Saturday, in the wake of renewed rocket fire and an exodus of Negev residents from their homes.

"Has the decision been made? No," Erdan stated to Channel 2 News. "But we are closer to it than we ever have been."

A ground offensive would be the most extensive so far since the 2005 Disengagement, Erdan said. No matter what, he stressed, Israel would take action.