Benny Gantz, Binyamin Netanyahu and Moshe Ya'alon at Security Cabinet - Flash 90
After a lengthy Security Cabinet meeting, Israel's military leaders spoke about the road ahead for Operation Protective Edge, which has already hit 930 terror targets in the Hamas enclave of Gaza.
"Hundreds of targets have been destroyed including the homes of militants, government institutions, launchers, rockets and other war materiel"
...Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon after the meeting.Thanking the IDF for its firm defense of Israel, Ya'alon remarked "the IDF has impressively succeeded in intercepting the rockets being launched at the State of Israel, and in thwarting the terrorist organizations' malicious intentions to perpetrate attacks, both by sea and in other ways."
"But this is also the opportunity to express appreciation to the residents of Israel. ...The stamina of the public is an important component in our ability to continue the operation," said Ya'alon, calling for the public to follow instructions from the IDF Homefront Command...
Offense and defense in the air
Up until now, the majority of the action in Gaza has been taken by the Israeli Air Force (IAF), which has conducted pinpoint airstrikes on the homes of terrorists, weapons storehouses and rocket launching sites, among others.
"We have dropped hundreds of tons of ordnance and bombs on terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip, in a very complicated environment in which civilians are being used as human shields and we are trying to avoid hitting civilians as much as possible. Until now the results have been very good and we are continuing the effort"
...Commander in Chief of the IAF Amir Eshel...