JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (Worthy News)– Israel began deploying more troops along its Gaza border in a move that analysts say could be the build up for a large-scale military operation in the Gaza Strip.
The move suggests preparations are underway for a heightened military response to ongoing rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, even as Israel’s cabinet has remained mum on possible anti-Hamas operations in the wake of the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens on June 12 by Hebron-based Hamas members. The teens’ bodies were found on June 30.
Whether or not a larger IDF operation is imminent, the buildup is a message to Hamas — under pressure from the shuttering of its border with Egypt, a multi-year siege on its Israeli border and a collapsing economy in the Strip — that escalation could wreak significant damage to Gaza and its rulers. — Source
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