‘Great’ ground operation in Gaza began on Thursday night by Israeli forces, 10 days after bombing and air raids.
As reported by the office of Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, the purpose of action is to destroy the terrorists hideouts.
According to the announcement, the prime minister and the defense minister have ordered the armed forces to begin ground operations tonight. ” The objective of the IDF is to establish a reality in which the people of Israel can live safely without the constant and indiscriminate terrorism, and also lead to a significant blow to the infrastructure of Hamas.
Infantry forces, armored, the body of engineering, the artillery will be participating and there will be assistance from the Air Force and Navy.
The electricity has been interrupted in the last hour In Gaza and eyewitnesses speak of heavy bombardment by land and by sea.
A Sky News correspondent in Gaza said that:”Electricity has been cut off and we can’t see much, but what we hear is scary” , while he stressed that there is information about many casualties and victims transported to hospitals.
In fact, Israel called on journalists in Gaza to evacuate the hotels in which they catalyze.
This is the first ground operation of Israel’s intervention in Gaza since 2009.