The Israeli military have been told by the Defence Chief that the ground offensive is nearing as they “will soon” see Gaza “from inside.”
Yoav Gallant told troops gathered neat to the Gaza Strip border that they will see the Palestinian territory “from inside,” his office announced which suggest the ground offensive could be imminent.
The Israeli Defense Minister told infantry troops on Thursday evening, “You see Gaza now from a distance, you will soon see it from inside. The command will come.”
Gallant met with Israeli troops on Thursday and earlier on in the day he told his troops who are stationed near to Gaza in the town of Mavkiim the “battle will be extensive.”
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Israeli troops have been preparing for a counteroffensive inside Gaza for almost two weeks and the military all-out ground assault in Gaza looms.
Gallant told troops, “The battle will be an extensive one, a difficult one, and we will be precise, sharp, and deadly.
“But there will be a price for that, and we will have a price to pay, but we will go on until we complete this operation to the fullest.”
Iran’s most senior military commander warned that the ongoing Israeli strikes against Gaza may well lead to “other actors” joining the war.
Mohammad Bagheri, the chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, said that the situation in the Middle East is now “more complicated.”
Bagheri told Russia’s Defence Minister over the phone, “The continuation of the crimes of the Zionist regime, along with direct support and aid from certain countries, has made the situation more complicated and can draw other actors into this conflict.”
He has called for an immediate stop to Israels “crimes” and Bagheri told Qatar’s Defence Minister in another call that there is “a possibility of any reaction from the resistance groups.”