Defense Minister Gallant mobilizes 360,000 IDF reservists to eliminate Hamas
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (credit: Avi Ohayon, Israeli Government Press Office)

A day after the Israeli government declares war, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant announces a total blockade on the Gaza Strip and the mobilization of 360,000 reservists, the swiftest and largest call-up in Israeli history. Israel’s stated objective is to neutralize Hamas and destroy its military infrastructure. President Biden unequivocally condemns Hamas attack as ‘evil.’ (source)