Today I am feeling a far greater certainty that our government is going to see through this war to its necessary end. That our prime minister is working with resolve, looking first at the people of our nation and not over his shoulder at Obama, or the UN.
Another 16,000 reservists have been called up and more troops were deployed in Gaza today. We are stepping up the pace of the fighting, and expanding the arena of battle, at the same time that we are seeking and destroying tunnels.
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We have sent a delegation to Egypt, where a ceasefire is being discussed. But Netanyahu says ceasefire or no ceasefire, we will not stop our work. He will not accept any ceasefire proposal that does not allow us to complete our work on the tunnels.
In fact, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s words spoken before this morning’s Security Cabinet meeting suggesting that we are now aiming for the full demilitarization of Gaza (emphasis added):