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Israel is bracing for a massive ground operation in Gaza

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25.03.2019

After completing discussions and assessing the situation on the southern front, the Israeli occupation army has likely decided to prepare for a massive ground attack in the Gaza Strip, Israeli media reported this morning.

“Following the assessment of the situation by the chief of staff, we are currently rapidly transferring two brigades, infantry and armoured corps from training and from their division headquarters to the Southern Command area,” spokesperson of the Israeli army Ronen Manelis said in a statement.

“There is a focused mobilisation of reservists to specific zones, and we are in full readiness for a wide range of scenarios,” the statement continued, noting that the current round of reservists are from intelligence and air defence units.

Retaliation for Gaza rocket

Manelis said that the possible ground attack in Gaza comes in response the launching of a homemade rocket from the besieged enclave towards Tel Aviv. The rocket is said to have injured seven Israelis and four pets, Israeli media........

© Middle East Monitor