GAZA BORDER, July 31, 2014 - Israeli farmers rest in the field in southern Israel near the border with Gaza while smoke rises in northern Gaza Strip, on July 30, 2014. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) was instructed to summon 16,000 more reserve soldiers amid the ongoing operation in the Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of reserve soldiers to 86,000, Israeli media reported on Thursday.
Israeli soldiers rest at an army deployment area in southern Israel near the border with Gaza, on July 30, 2014.
An Israeli soldier stands on a Merkava tank at an army deployment area in southern Israel near the border with Gaza, on July 30, 2014.
Israeli soldiers from the Givati Brigade walk back to a staging area after returning to Israel from Gaza, on July 30, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel will continue to uproot underground tunnels in Gaza regardless of any possible cease-fire agreement.
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade are seen at a staging area before entering Gaza from Israel, on July 30, 2014.