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Israel, plans for the invasion of Gaza ready

Byeditorial

May 13, 2021

Plans for a possible land invasion of the Gaza Strip will be presented today to the General Staff of the Israeli Armed Forces (IDF). Preparing them are the Gaza Division and the Southern Command of the IDF. The plans, reports the Times of Israel, will then be presented to the government, which is responsible for the final decision. In recent days, the IDF has amassed additional ground troops on the border with the Strip. These are soldiers from the Paratroopers Brigade, the Golani Infantry Brigade and the 7th Armored Brigade. NIGHT OF FIRE Meanwhile, five people were injured overnight in Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv, as a result of continuous rocket fire on Israel from the Gaza Strip. The Israeli police announced this morning, reporting that there was a direct attack on the town, which is about ten kilometers from Tel Aviv. The five injured were taken to hospital, while a building and surrounding areas were severely damaged. The IDF reported that Israeli fighters struck Hamas’ main bank, naval vessels and counter-intelligence infrastructure overnight, in response to the launch of more than 1,500 rockets since Monday.