"Israel Considers New Ground Invasion in Gaza"
hours, with over 100 rockets and mortar shells from Gaza striking
southern Lebanon, wounding three people. It's believed that the
terror group Islamic Jihad launched the attacks. Israel's prime
minister Benjamin Netanyahu is said to be preparing international
public opinion for an Israeli military operation into Gaza, perhaps
similar to Operation Cast Lead, Israel's 2008 invasion of Gaza.
According to defense minister Ehud Barak
"If we are forced to go back into Gaza in order to
deal Hamas a [serious] blow and restore security for all of
Israel’s citizens, then we will not hesitate to do so.
It is Hamas that will pay the price; a price that will be
There are reports that Egyptian intelligence officials have rushed
into the situation to broker an end to the violence, and there are
mixed reports about whether Islamic Jihad even wants the violence to
end. Jerusalem Post and YNet (Tel Aviv)
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