As much of the world focuses on the Malaysian flight that was allegedly shot down over Ukraine, Israel is preparing to launch a ground offensive against Palestinians living in Gaza.
Announcing the offensive on Twitter, the Israeli Defense Forces wrote “Our goal is to target Hamas’ tunnels that enable terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks.”
Although there was a brief ceasefire early Thursday so as to allow “residents to stock up on food and other supplies,” fighting resumed between the Israeli occupiers and Hamas when rockets were fired into Israeli occupied territory.
The Israelis responded by launching two airstrikes in the Gaza strip.
Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli military spokesman, stated that the operation will be open-ended and that “We [Israel] will be striking the infrastructure. We will be striking the operatives in order to safeguard the civilians of the state of Israel especially issues to do with tunneling, that was exemplified earlier today.”
The ground offensive comes as no surprise as thousands of Israeli soldiers had begun massing on the border of Gaza in recent days.
Israeli media have already reported the rumblings of Israeli tanks and D9 bulldozers that are now making their way across the border and signaling that the operation has both a military goal as well as a political agenda of ethnic cleansing.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that he has instructed the military to go ahead with the operation after Hamas rejected an Egyptian-brokered peace plan.
“In light of the despicable and relentless aggression by Hamas and the dangerous infiltration into Israel, Israel is obliged to protect its citizens,” he said.
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