On Friday, the Israeli military revealed that ground forces would be “expanding their activity” in the Gaza Strip as they gear up for what will end up being a full fledged ground invasion of the territory. Hamas brought this on themselves when they decided earlier in the month to launch a full assault on Israel, unprovoked, killing 1,400 civilians, injuring thousands of others, and taking over 200 hostages. Israel has ever right to retaliate and attempt to destroy Hamas for good. Let’s hope that mission is successful.
Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, a spokesman for their army, stated that aerial attacks have already been hard at work targeting Hamas tunnels and other important military targets, according to Newsmax.
“In addition to the attacks that we carried out in recent days, ground forces are expanding their activity this evening,” he stated. “The IDF is acting with great force … to achieve the objectives of the war.”
Check out more information about this increase in ground activity from Newsmax:
Israel has amassed hundreds of thousands of troops along the border with Gaza ahead of an expected ground offensive against the Hamas militant group.
Israel’s defense minister signaled the impending change Friday, as airstrikes intensified after nightfall and the territory’s internet and mobile communications services collapsed.
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant’s comments pointed to a potentially grueling and open-ended new phase of the war, three weeks after Hamas’ bloody incursion into southern Israel sparked relentless bombardment in Gaza. Israeli troops carried out a second ground raid into Gaza in as many days, striking the outskirts of Gaza City.
Gallant, speaking with a small group of foreign members of the media stated that obliterating Hamas’ massive network of tunnels “will take a long time,” noting he expects lower-intensity fighting as the Jewish country works to annihilate “pockets of resistance.”
“Israel has said it aims to crush Hamas’ rule in Gaza and its ability to threaten Israel. But how Hamas’ defeat will be measured and an invasion’s endgame remain unclear. Israel says it does not intend to rule the tiny territory of 2.3 million Palestinians but not who it expects to govern – even as Gallant suggested a long-term insurgency could ensue,” the report continued.
Friday night was anything but peaceful as rockets exploded here, there, and everywhere through the night sky over Gaza City. There was a major communications black-out which cut off the territory from the outside world.
What makes this whole situation so egregious is that Hamas is using the people of Gaza as human shields to help hide themselves and their equipment. Because of that, there is not much aid being sent into Gaza, as it is most likely get confiscated by the terrorists instead of being used by the people who need it most.
“More than 1,400 people were slain in Israel during Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack, according to the Israeli government, and at least 229 hostages were taken into Gaza. Palestinian militants have fired thousands of rockets into Israel, including one that hit a residential building in Tel Aviv on Friday, wounding four people,” Newsmax continued.
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