The Zionist entity mobilized 16,000 additional reservists Thursday to bolster forces engaged in the offensive against the besieged strip of Gaza.
The Zionist entity mobilized 16,000 additional reservists Thursday to bolster forces engaged in the offensive against the besieged strip of Gaza. Meanwhile, the death toll of the assault which started 25 days ago reached more than 1360, most of them are civilians including women and children.
"The army has issued 16,000 additional mobilization orders to allow troops on the ground to rest, which takes the total number of reservists to 86,000," an army spokeswoman said.
Israel's security cabinet, which met for five hours Wednesday, unanimously decided to pursue attacks against resistance targets and other operations to destroy a network of tunnels used by the fighters between Gaza and the occupied territories, public radio said.
The call-up comes shortly after Washington said it had agreed to restock the Zionist entity’s dwindling supplies of ammunition, despite rising concern over the death toll in Gaza.
It also came after the UN and the US sharply condemned Israel’s shelling of a UN school in Gaza, which brutally killed at least 16 people and wounded scores of people who were sheltering in the school.
At least 111 Palestinians were killed in Gaza only on Wednesday, among them 17 who died in an Israeli strike on a crowded market place in the Shejaiya district.
Earlier, 16 people were martyred when at least two Israeli shells slammed into a UN school in Jabaliya refugee camp which was sheltering some 3,300 homeless Gazans, drawing a furious response from the United Nations.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon described the shelling as "reprehensible" saying those responsible should be held accountable.
The attack was also denounced by the White House in a carefully worded statement that avoided mentioning the occupation entity.
Shortly afterwards, the Pentagon said it had granted an Israeli request for ammunition, including some from a stockpile stored by the US military on the ground in Israel for “emergency” use by the occupation entity.