Israel has authorised the call-up of up to 30,000 reservists to war

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  1. Israeli forces are moving toward the Gaza border, according to the Associated Press, in a prelude to a possible ground offensive.

    The Israeli defence minister has approved the call-up of 30,000 reservists, Sky News has confirmed.

    Sky's Middle East Correspondent Sam Kiley said: "In British terms, that is pretty close to 10 brigades - a vast number of troops. These will be armour, infantry and specialists in support, but most likely to fill in the gaps likely to be left as troops are moved down towards Gaza.

    "There's already been an increase in movement of ground troops close to Gaza, the movement of tanks and so on.

    "If there is going to be a ground offensive, those troops have got to come from somewhere else and they would need to be back-filled.

    "So, in all likelihood, this is all part of the military planning for a ground assault into Gaza, should the Israeli prime minister so order.

    Israel Calls Up Thousands Of Reservists
  2. Old news here, 30,000 will be a small scale op then (like the original Cast Lead)
  3. I believe this is going to get very nasty, very quickly.
  4. Always been Israels strength. The small but well trained and equipped regular forces hold the line until the nations reserves are mobilised to allow for counter attack. Think I read somewhere it used to be a 48 hour prediction from call up to the IDF fully mobilised.

    As an aside, the Septic English spellchecker on Chrome is a nuisance
  5. Oh dear....
  6. Tony Blair hopes to de-escalate the situation. How does he propose to dothat after multiple deaths, someone is going to have to answer, there is going to have to be blood shed. You can't stand by watch your people get killed and them that its wrong, at this point actions are going to speak louder than words!
  7. Nine BUFFS!

    There wouldn't be a great deal of Gaza left would there?
  8. Or Syria.
  9. Wonder if I can get Barne Barton in Guzz's name changed to Syria or Gaza in that case :p