From Yossi's desk
July 16, 2014
2 hours ago a large IDF force has just launched a ground operation in the Gaza strip. A new phase of operation Protective edge has begun. The new Phase follows 10 days of Hamas attacks on Israel and repeated rejections of offers to deescalate the situation.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon instructed the IDF to begin its ground operation, in order to attack the terror tunnels penetrating into Israel from the Gaza Strip.
Lets pray for their safety and success !!!
I spent the day today visiting Sderot and Beer Sheva with a friend of Israel, The Canadian Ambassador to Israel Vivian Bercovici. The message that she brought to our children and our communities under fire on behalf of the Canadian Government, and our friends PM Stephen Harper and Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird was a message of love and care. As always I was proud for Canada and what it stands for.
May this be a Layla Tov V'shaket (A good and Quite night) a Shabbat shalom and may Hashen give strength to our people and soldiers and protect them and guide them !!! AMEN