Israel Launches Ground Operations in Gaza

3 Jan

Israel launched its ground operation in Gaza today.  Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson Major Avital Leibovitch said:

The objective is to destroy the Hamas terror infrastructure in the area of operations…We are going to take some of the launch areas used by Hamas.

DEBKAFile’s Washington source reported that in a telephone conversation with prime minister Ehud Olmert, US president George W. Bush OK’d Israeli air, sea and ground operations against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. He promised the US would veto a resolution condemning Israel at the UN Security Council meeting next Monday. 

Sources: DebkaFile,  Haaretz, Jerusalem Post,




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