The night became day in the Gaza since yesterday’s continuous bombardment by the Israeli forces, and the orders of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to start a ground operation in the region with the aim as stated by the Israeli government to destroy the “terror tunnel” leading to Israel.
A few hours after the first clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters, Netanyahu returns to statements where once warned that his country is getting ready for “escalation of the land operations ” and he argues that the aim of the forces is not the loss of civilians, but that “Hamas is a terrorist organization hiding behind human shields. ”
While yesterday night the area drowned in blood and after 24 Palestinians were killed and over 200 injured, Netanyahu argued that the destruction of the tunnels cannot be accomplished only by air but from land.
since the warfare broke out between the two sides, in eleven days the dead Palestinians reach the 265.
At the same time, the Israeli military announced that one soldier was killed and two were injured during the operation, while the Israelis have already made seven kilometers in area.
Meanwhile, there are reports by the Ministry of Health in Gaza that the Israeli army during ground operations are using “unknown toxic gas”.
According to Anadolu agency, spokesman of the Department of Health doctor Ashraf al-Kidron said that: “Dozens of Palestinians, including children, arrived at the hospital with symptoms of suffocation after they inhaled a white poisonous gas fired by the Israeli army in Northern Gaza and in Saoukach near Rafah”.