A ministry spokesman said at least four people were killed by Israeli forces in Northern Gaza today, in response to Hamas activities against IDF soldiers. Some news outlets are reporting eight Gazan fatalities.
An explosive charge was reportedly deployed against IDF forces along the Gaza border. One soldier was critically by the attack.
“In response, IDF aircraft and tanks targeted military targets throughout the Gaza Strip,” a military statement said.
Jewish Home chairman, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, said Friday that a wide-scale ground offensive into Gaza would not be a justified move before all other options were exhausted.
He said that in his estimate, such an operation is still far off, as an option. “The terror fires can be stopped without entering Gaza,” said Bennett. “Until then, there is a wide spectrum of possible military economic, civilian and other actions, for restoring security to residents of the South.”
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