‘Israel may launch new ground incursion into Gaza’

‘Israel may launch new ground incursion into Gaza’ (PressTV, Aug 23, 2014):

Israeli Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch has warned that the Tel Aviv regime will likely begin a fresh ground incursion into the besieged Gaza Strip.

During a Friday visit to the Israelis wounded in a Palestinian retaliatory rocket fire on the southern city of Ashdod, the Israeli minister said the regime’s war on the Gaza Strip was far from over.

The Israeli military launched a new military offensive against Gaza on July 8 in an attempt to destroy the rocket capability of Palestinian resistance fighters.

On July 18, Tel Aviv also began a ground invasion into the Palestinian coastal enclave. However, the regime later pulled out its forces, claiming it had destroyed Palestinian tunnels running into Israel.

Israeli sources say Palestinian resistance fighters have fired over 500 rockets from Gaza into the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories since a temporary ceasefire collapsed on Tuesday.

Many Palestinians in the Gaza Strip lose their lives on a daily basis as the Israeli military continues pounding the impoverished region.

The overall death toll from the onslaught on Gaza now stands at about 2,100 while over 10,500 have been injured since July 8. A vast majority of casualties are civilians, many of them women and children.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to intensify Tel Aviv’s ongoing brutal offensive against the densely-populated Palestinian strip.

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