POSTED: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 9:04am
NBC News — Israel continues to move tanks and other military hardware to its border with Gaza. The country called up an additional 16,000 reservists friday, and military leaders are threatening a ground assault into the Palestinian territory.
The military buildup comes amid an operation called "Pillar of Defense," which was launched wednesday with the assassination of Hamas' top military commander. Israel said it launched the offensive in response to a series of rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip.