"We may have to broaden Gaza operations; we are also preparing for that [possibility]," IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi said Wednesday. "As far as the infantry, armored corps air force and navy are concerned, there is an ongoing war in Gaza. We have no doubts as to the solution that we must provide...in order to bring an end to rocket attacks." "As far as we are concerned, in Judea and Samaria the most important thing is to maintain the IDF's freedom of action," said Ashkenazi, who was addressing high school students in Jerusalem. "If in the passing year not one terror attack against Israel's home front was successfully launched from Judea and Samaria, this is [the] remarkable achievement [of] the IDF and the Shin Bet."