Eshkol Regional Council head doesn't believe wide-scale Gaza op close

Eshkol Regional Council head Haim Yalin, who met Defense Minister Ehud Barak after Thursday's fatal mortar shell attack on Kibbutz Nir Oz, said that he got the impression that a wide-scale IDF operation in Gaza wasn't close. "Yesterday, I got the impression from Barak that in actual fact, although, yes, it might seem like a military operation is approaching, it is like the horizon; it may appear close but in reality, it is far away," Yalin told Army Radio on Friday. "We don't care if it is a military operation or a peace deal. All we want is security," he continued.