By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
Israel has called up army reservists for drills in southern Israel.
The drills, which will prepare the IDF for a variety of scenarios that may arise, were stimulated by increased tensions along the border with Gaza.
Over the past few weeks five rockets have been launched into Israel and three other border security incidents have occurred.
This does not mean that a battle is imminent, it means that Israel wants to be as well prepared as possible for potential threats and for an intensification of attacks coming from Gaza.
Bringing the IDF reservists to the Gaza border sends a signal to the leadership in Gaza. It says that Israel is preparing and that an increased number of launched missiles into Israel could result in a series of Israeli operations and strikes against Gaza.
That was not a part of the Gazans plan.
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