Israel has begun bombing the civillian population of Gaza
Background: a few days ago members of the terrorist group Islamic Jihad launched rockets at Israel from Gaza. In response, Israel assassinated the Hamas leader Ahmed Jabari and killed several children, some as young as 11 months old.
Inside baseball suggests that Netanahu and Ehud Barak have an election coming up and are murdering Palestinians to look tough for their constituents.
The operation, called “Pillar of Defense”, has been launched by the Israel military. Many of the buildings in downtown Gaza City are on fire after being attacked by Israeli warplanes, RT’s Arabic correspondent Saed Swerky reports on Twitter.
The IDF says all options are on the table in Gaza, including a ground operation. Israeli warships have struck "terror sites" in the Gaza Strip, the military forces confirmed.
“Today we sent a clear message to Hamas and other terrorist organizations, and if it becomes necessary we are prepared to expand the operation,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a televised address on Wednesday.
The country’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak declared a special situation in all Israeli territory, covering the area up to a radius of 40 kilometers around the Gaza Strip, the Jerusalem Post said.
The minister said that Israel is just at the start of the action, but in the long term, the operation will restore peace.
Israel has started emergency call up of reservists, while saying they are preparing for a ground invasion of Gaza, RT`s Tom Barton reports from Israel.
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