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Israeli army may need to hit Gaza

world Updated: Nov 17, 2011 00:35 IST
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Israel's military chief of staff warned Tuesday that the repeated rounds of escalated violence in the south would eventually require Israel to carry out another large-scale military operation in Hamas-controlled Gaza.

"We cannot continue with one round after another," the official, Lt Gen Benny Gantz, told a closed meeting of the Parliament's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. He said the point at which a military operation would become necessary was "drawing closer."

General Gantz's assessment came during a routine security briefing to the parliamentary committee.

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