Rav Ovadia Was Updated Before and After the Strike
Kikar reports that Minister of Interior Eli Yishai, who is part of the cabinet of 9, had updated Rav Ovadia Yosef Shlit"a on the situation 24 hours prior to the assassination of Ahmed Jabari Ym"s. Rav Ovadia guided Eli Yishai on how to proceed. Yesterday, Minister Yishai went again to Rav Ovadia and updated him on all that happened with the strike. Rav Ovadia was very happy and said that we must thank Hashem, and requested that we pray for the IDF and for those who live in Southern Israel.
He also updated Rav Ovadia on the fact that the Egyptian ambassador left and that more ambassadors may leave in the coming days. He told Rav Ovadia that the operation may take longer than a few days and that ground troops may be necessary. In Eli Yishai's words, "The rav told me in his name to call out to the community to pray for those who live in the South and for the IDF."