November 16th, 2012
05:00 PM ET

Israel's Cabinet OKs activating up to 75,000 reservists

Israel's Cabinet on Friday approved the activation of up to 75,000 reservists given the conflict, said the spokesman for the prime minister.

Israel's military said earlier in the day that 30,000 troops are being mobilized for a possible move into Gaza.

Rockets landed near Israel's two most populous cities as fighting between Israel and Hamas militants persisted with no immediate end in sight.

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  1. Benn

    This really isn't a good sign. Looks like Israel may be going to send troops into Gaza.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. chrissy

    Yup pretty sure thats what they said in this article.

    November 16, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Benn

      Guess I probably should have read it before commenting. Sometime reading makes my brains sore. No fooling.

      November 16, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Nude Kid on the Block

    Yup, this is really not good.

    November 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. chrissy

    Unless this is propaganda bein fed to us in the hopes we will feel bad and decide to get into another war that is none of our business. Yup i can believe that.

    November 16, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. TvNyC

    Crazy whats going on over there.

    November 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. TvNyC

    It is sad what is going on. these people are no.angels. Jews are instigators, Palestinians are crazy. They need to get over themselves and USA needs to forget about these crazies

    November 16, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. saywhat

    Death and destruction grips Gaza, 27 civilians including children dead under ceaseless bombardment by Israeli jets and tanks. As US media led by CNN puts us Americans to shame by biased reporting.
    its an Israeli assault on the already strangulated population of Gaza and on Palestinians with its military might, not a 'war' between Israel and Hamas as is deliberately being portrayed by our media.

    November 16, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. saywhat

    One post slipped thru the rest would blocked as I expect.

    November 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. saywhat

    Had Romney won we would have seen Netanyahu succeed in dragging us into a war with Iran and with potentially horrendous consequences. Thwarted there despite his best efforts to influence our elections he embarks on another potentially disastrous course of action.
    I hope that he is reigned in by the int. community before this madness drags us to where we can't afford to be.

    November 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. saywhat

    Good night.

    November 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Benn

      We hope you have happy dreams and rest well. I just got added to the cool blogger list. Life is better than good.

      November 16, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Good evening and good nite too i guess. And saywhat, i feel the same way you do. Thank goodness we have a more rational POTUS.

    November 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. TvNyC

    The Jews have to.stop calling the Hamas/Palestinians terrorists. The Israelis are provoking.them and they.just killed one of their.Hamas leaders. Peace is the way but then again.all this fighting is just another and.last sign before the world ends. Iran, Russia and China will all get involved and before anybody finishes this war, Jesus will come back and save us all.

    November 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. saywhat

    pardon the typo folks 'reined'.

    November 16, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Hide Behind

    LETS SEE IF CNN CAN LET THE TRUTH WILL OUT.
    in new in Isreal Cabinet authorized 75,000 reserves to be called up.
    16,000already called anb an additional 14,000 this Thursday their time.
    THE OFFICIAL REASON, their words not mine, was incase of need to send into conflict area.
    NOT AN INVASION!
    C'mon CNN give a guy a break.?

    November 17, 2012 at 1:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. chrissy

    Well, Israel couldnt convince the US to lead a war on IRAN so i guess this their next best idea! Greed and Hatred are the downfall of most leaders in ANY country!

    November 17, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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