Israeli ground troops have expanded their efforts inside Gaza to dismantle the Hamas terrorist infrastructure, Israel Defense Forces spokesman Daniel Hagari said Friday.
“In the last few hours, we have severely increased our attacks in Gaza,” he said during an evening briefing, noting that attacks were taking place from the air and land.
Huge explosions were reported inside the territory early Saturday morning local time, with Israeli warplanes carrying out heavy strikes
The IDF has been threatening a full ground invasion for more than two weeks, but a full incursion has yet to occur. On Thursday, the IDF sent troops inside Gaza to strike Hamas targets – both on the ground and via the sea. The troops entered and exited the strip in the same evening. There were no injuries.
This is a developing story.