The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are amassing troops along the border with the Gaza Strip amid the ongoing encounter between Palestinian forces and the IDF.
“We are in the midst of a wide-scale process of accumulating more infantry, armored and other forces to the area adjacent to the Gaza Strip, and we are mobilizing reserves for Iron Dome operations and the Home Front Command,” IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis said, according to Israeli media.
In a statement the IDF also claiemd that it had struck over 150 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets across the Gaza Strip, including an attack tunnel and four military compounds in Gaza City, Beit Hanun, Jabaliya and Khan Yunis.
The Israeli “security cabinet” is currently holding a meeting on the current situation. Israeli media outlets report that the IDF has alredy got a “green light” to continue strikes on Gaza.
Meanwhile, Palestinian sources reproted that a unit of “resistance” fighters entered the Israeli-held area, engaged a group of IDF sniers there and then returned to Gaza.
Later the IDF reported that its warplanes and helictoper had struck a group of “terrorists”, which infiltrated the border northeast of Gaza. One Hamas member was reprotedly injured.