Yoav Gallant
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Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (Likud) on Thursday completed a situational assessment together with the IDF Chief of the General Staff and Director of the Israel Security Agency (Shabak).

“I expressed my appreciation to IDF and ISA forces for the precise operation overnight against Islamic Jihad rocket launching capabilities. I instructed the defense establishment to take all the measures necessary, to prepare additional actions and maintain readiness for the possibility of increased fire,” Gallant said.

On Wednesday, reports circulated that Israel was headed towards a ceasefire.

However, shortly after the news broke, Gaza terrorists fired multiple barrages of rockets towards cities in central and southern Israel.