Israel has amassed thousands of troops along the border with Gaza in preparation for a possible ground invasion of the Strip. The move comes after weeks of escalating violence, which has seen Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rocket attacks.
The Israeli government has said that it is prepared to take all necessary steps to defend its citizens from Hamas attacks. However, it has not yet made a decision on whether to launch a ground invasion.
A ground invasion of Gaza would be a risky move for Israel. Hamas has a network of tunnels and fortifications throughout the Strip, which would make it difficult for Israeli forces to operate. Additionally, a ground invasion would likely result in a high number of civilian casualties.
If Israel does decide to launch a ground invasion, it is unclear how long it would last. In 2014, Israel launched a 50-day ground operation in Gaza, which resulted in the deaths of over 2,000 Palestinians and 70 Israelis.
The international community has expressed concern about the situation in Gaza. The United Nations has called for a de-escalation of violence and a return to dialogue. The United States has said that it supports Israel’s right to self-defense, but has also urged restraint.
The situation in Gaza is fluid and unpredictable. It is unclear what the next steps will be for Israel or Hamas. However, it is clear that the situation is extremely dangerous and that there is a risk of a major escalation of violence.