The Israel Defense Forces has announced its readiness to begin the next stage of the military operation in the Gaza Strip, which includes, among other things, a ground invasion of the Palestinian enclave. reports TASS.
As the Israeli military emphasized, their forces are deployed throughout the country, the process of mobilizing hundreds of thousands of reservists is coming to an end. Soldiers of the Jewish state “are preparing to implement a wide range of offensive operational plans, which include, among other things, a comprehensive and coordinated attack from air, sea and land,” the Israeli army press service said in a statement. They also talked about the army’s efforts aimed at regaining control over the territory of Israel, where Palestinian militants had invaded.
“The military acted courageously and decisively to regain control of populated areas and bases, seizing large quantities of weapons in the possession of terrorists while evacuating the wounded,” the military continued.
Israel previously ordered Gazan’s 1.1 million residents to leave their homes and evacuate in any direction as its army prepares to launch a ground operation in the enclave to eliminate the Palestinian group Hamas. Prior to this, Israel initiated a blockade of the Palestinian enclave, cutting off people’s electricity and water supply and complicating the supply of humanitarian aid. The Gaza Strip itself is subject to regular and destructive aerial bombing by the Israeli army.
On October 7, Hamas militants invaded Israel, accusing its authorities of oppression and violations of the rights of Palestinians. The militants attacked the border units of the Israeli army and entered populated areas, taking military and civilian hostages. The Israel Defense Forces responded by launching Operation Iron Swords, initiating large-scale bombing of the Gaza Strip. The total number of deaths during the clashes exceeded 3,000 people.