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POINT OF NO RETURN

Netanyahu Orders Ground Operation

Hamas has chosen to be humiliated by an IDF ground incursion instead of a ceasefire.
IDF tank units position for invasion of Gaza

IDF tank units position for invasion of Gaza

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu gave the IDF the green light for a ground invasion of Gaza that already has begun late Thursday night as thousands of more reservists, including those serving in tank battalions, reported for duty.

Soldiers already have taken control of relatively less-populated areas in northern Gaza.

“Following ten days of Hamas attacks by land, air and sea, and after repeated rejections of offers to deescalate the situation, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has initiated a ground operation within the Gaza Strip,” the IDF stated.

It added, “The IDF’s objective as defined by the Israeli government is to establish a reality in which Israeli residents can live in safety and security without continues indiscriminate terror, while striking a significant blow to Hamas’ terror infrastructure.

“This stage of operation “Protective Edge,” led by the IDF’s Southern Command, will include close coordination between IDF units including infantry, armored corps, engineer corps, artillery, and intelligence combined with aerial and naval support. This effort will also be supported by the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) and other intelligence organizations.”

A sure sign of an impending ground incursion Thursday evening was the IDF’s bringing out the artillery to work with naval and air power to try to stem the renewal of a massive Hamas assault on half of Israel immediately after the end of the five-hour United Nations-sponsored “humanitarian” ceasefire,” which Hamas broke after two hours.

Hamas in effect chose to opt for an IDF ground incursion by insisting on what Israeli officials said were impossible conditions for a ceasefire and by unleashing another barrage of rocket and missile fire.

Hamas tested Israel’s will with a barrage or rockets as soon as the five-hour ceasefire ended at 3 p.m. Israeli time.

The Iron Dome shot down more than dozen rockets over Ashdod and Tel Aviv, but one man was critically injured when he jumped out of his car and raced for a shelter.

One building in Kiryat Gat, 25 miles north of Be’er Sheva, was hit by a rocket. No serious injuries were reported.

The Air Force carried out large-scale bombing raids, including a weapons storage room in a Gaza hospital.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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36 Responses to “Netanyahu Orders Ground Operation”

  1. Hasmas should know Israel is with God, and Israel will always win, peace unto Israel

  2. Hope this will finish Hamas for good and lasting peace will come to the area.

  3. Flood the tunnels. Flush them all out

  4. TRUST BIBI 2 LEAD ISRAEL

  5. Good luck Bibi may God be on the side of the righteous which is Israel. May Hamas be defeated and humiliated.

  6. Brave warriors, should fate find us in battle, May our cause be just. May our leaders have clear vision. May our courage not falter. May we be triumphant an earn victory as we show mercy to our enemies.

    May our efforts bring lasting peace. May our sacrifice be always appreciated by those we serve. May we return to our loved ones unharmed. Should we be harmed, may our wounds heal. Should we perish in the struggle, may God embrace us and find for us a place in His Kingdom.

  7. Towe Egeland says:

    God bless you Israel <3

  8. Gene Strong says:

    Good..
    Long overdue.
    Hamas must be destroyed 100%
    No ceasefire.

  9. just heard boots/tanks on the ground

  10. They want it like that. Does Bibi have a choice? I think not.

  11. Don Hogue says:

    God bless the men & women of the IDF!

  12. Jack Lincer says:

    Kick ass big time Israel. Fire them up!

  13. Those cowardly bastards deserve much worse than humiliation!!!!

  14. Sherri Smith says:

    Continued prayers for the peace of Israel!

  15. Diane Hudson says:

    God will be with Israel forever and ever!

  16. Uzi Kattan says:

    Now cut off the food, water, electricity and all the supplies coming into Gaza at the Israeli taxpayers’ expense. After three days they won’t have any fight in them without water.

  17. Daisy Villa says:

    Protect and bless the IDF !!!

  18. I pray they wipe them out. They kill their own children.

  19. Marcel Murad says:

    God protect our brave combatants . God Speed.

  20. They have just been slapped (hamas) now give them the beating.

  21. Avis Johnson says:

    It’s been a long time coming ! Get it done Zahal

  22. Please remember that it is Hamas’ choice, Israel offered cease fire, Hamas refuse and kept arrogantly firing mortors. By doing that they made the choice to continue the war and invited Israel into Gaza to find them and route them out.

  23. Let’s go in and take care of the problem Hamas!

  24. Flooding the tunnels sounds effective then light a match! Poof!!!

  25. Adam Green says:

    Best news, get the job done IDF and safe return to HaAretz quickly.

  26. Good Will says:

    Amazing. IDF will soon annihilate all hamas terror.

  27. G-d protect and let the IDF be victorious

  28. We should be there helping them and we are doing NOTHING! America hangs her head in shame….God forgive us!

  29. Let the world know, HAMAS brought this upon themselves, all the lives wasted, and all the damages that are to fall on GAZA are on the HEADS OF HAMAS, ……TIME TO EXTRACT THIS VIRUS, make sure HAMAS in GAZA is an episode of the history books, TIME TO RID GAZA OF THIS TERRIBLE MENACE OF HUMANITY……….GOD SPEED IDF, may the Lord protect you and keep you in his grace, be swift and be decisive, ENDERS GAME.

  30. Let the world know, HAMAS brought this upon themselves, all the lives wasted, and all the damages that are to fall on GAZA are on the HEADS OF HAMAS, ……TIME TO EXTRACT THIS VIRUS, make sure HAMAS in GAZA is an episode of the history books, TIME TO RID GAZA OF THIS TERRIBLE MENACE OF HUMANITY……….GOD SPEED IDF, may the Lord protect you and keep you in his grace, be swift and be decisive, ENDERS GAME.

  31. Sandy Borken says:

    g-d be with all you brave souls defending Eretz Ysrael

  32. Sandy Borken says:

    g-d be with all you brave souls defending Eretz Ysrael

  33. It’s high time that rats learn where they belong.

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