IDF spokesperson on Twitter: Our soldiers preparing to enter Gaza. The whole nation stands behind them.

Operation Protective Edge escalates as Netanyahu orders ground invasion of Gaza.
IDF spokesperson on Twitter: Our soldiers preparing to enter Gaza. The whole nation stands behind them.

THE TARGET of Prime Minister’s ground invasion of Gaza, which just broke over international media, are the tunnels that can reach into Israel.

The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he had instructed the IDF to start a ground operation in Gaza to destroy the underground tunnels that reach into Israel.

The army said in a statement late Thursday that after 10 days of Hamas attacks, it had “initiated a ground operation within the Gaza Strip.” The army said the objective was to strike a “significant blow to Hamas’ terror infrastructure.”