Israeli calls up 40,000 reservists to expand Gaza operation

The IDF called up another 40,000 reservists Tuesday, after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered the expansion of Operation Solid Rock against the Palestinians’ mounting rocket assaults – 100 by mid-afternoon. This was after Israel carried out dozens of air strikes Monday night, culminating during the day in raids that killed five leading Hamas operatives. Magen David Adom treated nine Israelis for minor injuries in the beleaguered regions.

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