Israel Radio is reporting that 40,000 reserve soldiers have been drafted and equipped and are prepared for the order to enter the Gaza Strip.

Soldiers take part in exercises simulating fighting in Gaza, at a military base in the Negev on November 17 (photo credit: Edi Israel/Flash90)

Soldiers take part in exercises simulating fighting in Gaza, at a military base in the Negev on November 17 (photo credit: Edi Israel/Flash90)

IDF Spokesman Brig.-Ge, Yoav Mordechai says that despite the ongoing rocket fire from Gaza, the IDF has seriously diminished the terrorists’ missile firing capabilities.

The IAF has carried out 1,350 airstrikes since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense on Wednesday.

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