Education Minister Gideon Saar told Ynet that the "Cabinet had decided that a ground operation in Gaza is a possibility. What's important to us is our goal. If we can achieve it without an operation, great. But if it becomes necessary, we will launch it."
Earlier Saar said: "Whatever was happening before the operation will not continue after it's done. The moment we can be assured of this, (the operation) will stop." (Ynet)