The Israel Defense Forces, IDF on Friday announced that they “expanding ground operations” in the Gaza Strip and “operating forcefully” on all fronts to fulfill its goals in the war with Hamas.
The development comes as airstrikes, bombardments continue in Gaza Strip.
Earlier Friday, Israel’s military conducted “targeted raids” for a second night in northern Gaza, after vowing to continue ground raids over the coming days, and amid growing humanitarian concerns about the fate of civilians in the enclave.
Pressure is building on the international community to persuade Israel to allow desperately needed aid into Gaza.
While the initial aid deliveries have provided food, water and medicine, they have not included fuel, which the United Nations has said is “paralyzing” its aid operations.
Israel said Hamas is stockpiling fuel for its own use and has called on the militant Palestinian group that governs Gaza to share it.
Recall that that conflict between the Israel Military and Palestinian fighters escalated on October 7 resultings to attacks from both sides.
Over 1.4 million people are internally displaced in Gaza while more than 1,400 people in Israel and 7,000 Palestinians have been killed amid fighting between Israel and Hamas.