IDF gears up for escalation; 1,500 troops called up

After the cabinet meeting, the IDF is instructed to increase its strikes against the Gaza Strip in efforts to halt the rocket fire emanating from the coastal enclave.

Some 1,500 reserve soldiers — primarily Home Front Command troops and those trained to operate the Iron Dome anti-missile batteries — are called up to the southern border.

An IDF official says: “Quiet was not met with quiet, and therefore we are preparing for an escalation.”

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