Saturday, January 03, 2009

Israeli troops launch ground attack in Gaza

I have been posting information about the situation in Israel for the last week. I have also been posting information that I believed showed Israel was going to launch a ground attack. It is not official, Israeli troops launch ground attack in Gaza.

LONDON (Reuters) - Israel launched a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after a week-long air campaign against Hamas over the firing of rockets into the Jewish state.

The Palestinian death toll, before tanks moved in, reached nearly 450. Gaza rocket attacks have killed four Israelis.

Following are comments from politicians and commentators:

MAJOR AVITAL LEIBOVITCH, ISRAELI MILITARY SPOKESWOMAN:

"The objective is to destroy the Hamas terror infrastructure in the area of operations."

HAMAS OFFICIAL ISMAIL RADWAN:

"We have prepared the statement of victory for you (Palestinians) ... and you will see it soon."

Addressing Israeli soldiers, he said: "Gaza will not be a picnic. Gaza will be a graveyard for you."


Here are links to the latest information:


Israeli army takes war against Hamas into Gaza

Israeli tanks roll into Gaza to crush Hamas

Israeli Ground Forces Push Into Gaza

Israeli ground assault in Gaza to exact heavy toll: experts

more to come..

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