Though he made no mention of a launch date, Israel’s defense minister ordered ground soldiers to be prepared for an assault into the Gaza Strip.
Yoav Gallant told Israeli infantrymen to “get organized and be ready” for an order to move in at a meeting with them near the Gaza border on Thursday.
Anyone who looks at Gaza from a distance will soon see it from the inside, he said. “I swear to you.”
Tens of thousands of Israeli soldiers have gathered around the border after a brutal cross-border Hamas militant slaughter on October 7.