Israel prepares plans of ground invasion of Gaza Strip

Source : 112 Ukraine

The plans of the possible operation will be passed for approval to IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi
12:16, 13 May 2021

Gaza in smoke after Israeli missile "response"

The military of Israel developed plans of a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip. They will be passed for approval to IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi as The Jerusalem Post reported.

Israel Defense Forces hit governmental targets, banks, as well as senior leaders of the terrorist organization.

“The organization is losing everything. We started destroying government targets in the Gaza Strip, such as central banks and internal security buildings. Hamas is beginning to discover cracks and there is pressure in the organization, even among the Gaza public who is losing its patience and sees these ruins on the eve of the holiday,” IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Hidai Zilberman said.

Since the beginning of Operation Guardian of Walls, over 650 targets were defeated belonged to Hamas. As a result of the strike, of the Israeli Air Force, three high-rise buildings were destroyed and about 60 Hamas militants were killed, including 10 senior commanders.

“All options remain on the table and additional ground troops have been redeployed to the border ahead of a possible ground operation,” the message said.

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On the evening of Wednesday, PM Benjamin Netanyahu reported that Israel has officially declined the offer of HAMAS on ceasefire.

Hamas militants resumed rocket attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip. 130 rockets were fired into Israeli territory, some of them hitting targets despite the Iron Dome system. 

As it was reported earlier, on late May 11, a huge missile attack occurred in Tel Aviv and its vicinities. HAMAS movement claimed the responsibility, stating that 130 missiles were fired in the direction of the Israeli capital city. According to the outlet, the alarm sirens blared in practically every large settlement in Israel, as the rockets fell in the downtown of Tel Aviv and its suburbs; it became arguably the largest missile attack on Israel so far. The shooting began at about 8.45 p.m. local time. The missiles fell in several central districts of the country. Some projectiles hit their targets, but most of the rockets were downed by the anti-missile defense system, the Iron Dome.

According to Aviv Kochavi, Chief of the General Staff of the IDF, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) landed attacks on more than 500 targets in the Gaza Strip, killing dozens of Palestinian militants. 

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And the UN Security Council is going to convene on a session on May 12 to discuss the situation in the zone of Israel-Palestine conflict. 


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