Reservists leave an IDF camp (French-File)

The Israeli military has demobilized thousands of reservists in recent days without an official announcement, while a military spokesman acknowledged a reduction in their participation, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported.

Military spokesman Daniel Hagari said on Monday the army was seeking to reduce reservists in some of its rear formations where they could be dispensed with, enabling it to maintain its ability to fight for a long time.

According to Yedioth Ahronoth today, thousands of reservists who did not participate in the ground incursions carried out by the Israeli occupation forces in Gaza since October 27 have been demobilized until they return to contribute to economic activity in Israel.

The newspaper quoted a senior officer as saying: "There is a desire to restore economic activity. They don't want to exhaust the forces, and there will be other steps to demobilize more and more reservists based on the assessment of the situation."

The Israeli occupation army has summoned between 300 and 360 thousand soldiers and reserve officers in the wake of the Al-Aqsa flood operation, which was launched by the Palestinian resistance on the seventh of last October in response to the violations of the occupation against Palestinian civilians and their holy sites.

But the prolonged Israeli war on Gaza, which continues for the 45th day, without achieving its stated goals, and the escalating economic cost, raise questions about Israel's ability to continue on this path.

Source : Al Jazeera + Israeli Press