Israeli Military Says Troops Conducted Ground Operation In Gaza Strip

Latest developments:

  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is “preparing for a ground invasion” of Gaza.
  • About 1,400 people in Israel have been killed, mostly civilians in the initial Hamas attack on October 7.
  • At least 6,546 people, the majority are women and children, a number that some U.S. and Israeli officials question.

Israel’s military said Thursday it carried out a ground operation in the Gaza Strip, where for nearly three weeks Israeli forces have been conducting airstrikes targeting Hamas militants.

The Israel Defense Forces said its tanks and infantry “struck numerous terrorist cells, infrastructure and anti-tank missile launch posts” before returning to Israeli territory.

The IDF said the operation was done to prepare “for the next stages of combat.”


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