Israel tanks roll into Gaza for ‘targeted raids’ as IDF prepares for offensive

IDF says Hamas has attempted to infiltrate Israel from the sea

Israel conducted a “very brief” ground incursion into northern Gaza in preparation for “the next stages of combat,” the Israeli Defense Forces have confirmed.

The announcement comes after weeks of growing tensions between Israel and Hamas following the deadly incursion into southern areas of the country which left 1,400 Israelis dead.

In a post shared on X, the IDF said: “In preparation for the next stages of combat, the IDF operated in northern Gaza.

“IDF tanks & infantry struck numerous terrorist cells, infrastructure and anti-tank missile launch posts. The soldiers have since exited the area and returned to Israeli territory.”

Israel has been conducting a relentless shelling campaign across wide sections of the strip but this marks the first time IDF forces have crossed the border since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu officially declared war on October 8.


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