The Israel Defense Forces intends to send ground forces into the Gaza Strip, Times of Israel reported Nov. 15, citing a report from Israel Radio. A senior diplomatic source in Jerusalem told Israel Radio that after a limited call-up of IDF reservists, a larger call-up is expected. The source said Israel does not want to get involved in a prolonged ground operation and that Hamas' reaction to Israel's operations will determine Israel's next step. The source also told Israel Radio that Operation Pillar of Defense will not end in days, but in weeks. The announcement contradicts previous statements that the IDF is not planning a ground incursion into Gaza.