JERUSALEM (Worthy News)– Tensions intensified internationally as a U.N. run school was caught in the midst of a battle that left 19 Palestinians dead, and scores more injured. Nevertheless, Israel called up another 16,000 reservists as the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) pressed forward with its campaign against Hamas vowing to destroy every terrorist tunnel. Meanwhile, the U.S. allowed Israel to resupply its grenades and mortar rounds from a U.S. munitions store located in Israel.
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Hamas launches rockets at Tel Aviv area – Ynet News
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Security cabinet directs IDF to continue operation, complete destruction of terror tunnels – Jerusalem Post
The security cabinet directed the IDF on Wednesday to continue to forcefully hit Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and to complete the neutralization of the terrorist tunnels, a senior diplomatic official said.
US resupplies Israel with munitions as Gaza op continues – Ynet News
The United States has allowed Israel to tap a local US arms stockpile in the past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds, a US defense official said on Thursday.
Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war – Times of Israel
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