Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari announced Saturday evening that the Israeli military will intensify attacks in the Gaza Strip in preparation for the next phase of war against Hamas.
Asked about the possibility of a ground invasion in the Gaza Strip, Israeli military spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari told reporters Saturday evening that Israeli troops were first trying to create the right conditions for it. – In the later phases of the war we will intensify attacks to reduce threats to our forces. We intend to intensify attacks starting today, Hagari said, as quoted by AP.
The inews.24 portal quotes Daniel Hagari’s speech to soldiers from the Golani Brigade on Saturday: – We will enter the Gaza Strip to carry out an operational and professional mission. To destroy Hamas operatives and its infrastructure, he said, keeping the images of the Sabbath two weeks ago (…) in our minds.
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– Gaza is complex (…), the enemy is preparing many things there, but we are also preparing for him. You must take with you all the skills you learned in the Israel Defense Forces, be brave (…) very determined (…) this will bring victory. Determine your professional decision. I really believe in you, I am very proud of you, this is strength, with this strength you will win,” added Hagari.
“Gaza is densely populated and they are preparing for us, but we are preparing for them,” he said. The Golani Brigade, also known as the 1st Brigade, is an elite tactical mechanized infantry unit of the Defense Forces. Israel.
For now, Israel is limited to rocket attacks and bombings
Israeli authorities have repeatedly appealed to civilians living in the Gaza Strip to leave the area. This is intended to limit civilian casualties in the event that Israeli armed forces enter the zone by ground. So far, Israel has limited itself to rocket fire and bombing in response to Hamas attacks. More than 4,300 people have died as a result so far, according to official reports. The number of Israelis killed in the ongoing conflict since October 7 is approaching 1,500.
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