The Israeli military had reportedly planned to launch a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip over the weekend, with the aim of capturing Gaza City and eliminating the current leadership of the enclave.
However, the operation was postponed for a few days due to unfavorable weather conditions that would have made it difficult for pilots and drone operators to support the ground forces.
The offensive plan involved tens of thousands of Israeli soldiers, along with tanks, sappers, and commandos. Three senior Israeli military officers provided unclassified details about the operation to US news outlets. It is unclear when the offensive will now take place.
The text reports on the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. According to media reports, Hamas fighters are planning to ambush Israeli troops by emerging suddenly from hidden underground tunnels in Gaza City. This tactic is likely to increase the danger faced by Israeli soldiers on the ground.
In addition, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has claimed that Israel is planning to use bombs equipped with the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kit to attack Gaza. This type of bomb has a high level of accuracy and could lead to the complete destruction of the city if used on a large scale.
The conflict between Israel and Hamas has been ongoing for many years and has resulted in the loss of many lives on both sides. The situation remains tense, with both sides continuing to engage in military action against each other. The international community has called for an end to the violence and for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.