srael on Friday prepared for a possible ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, calling up thousands of reservists and closing roads into the Palestinian territory. The move comes amid escalating violence between the two sides, with Gazan rockets striking just outside Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, a holy city for both Jews and Muslims. "Israeli citizens, like any other people, deserve peace and quiet, so they can go about living their lives," said Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon. "If we will see in the next 24, 36 hours more rockets launched at us, I think that would be the trigger" for a ground operation.
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