Israeli military has 'green light' for ground invasion: Security official told ABC News

Ahram Online , Thursday 19 Oct 2023

The Israeli military has a “green light” to move into Gaza whenever it's ready, a member of the country’s security cabinet told ABC News.

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A convoy of Israeli military vehicles drives down a road at an undisclosed location on the border with the Gaza Strip on October 15, 2023. AFP


On Friday, 13 October, Israel’s military delivered sweeping evacuation orders for almost half of Gaza’s 2.3 million people , warning hundreds of thousands of civilians of Gaza City to flee deeper south into the Gaza Strip, a narrow coastal territory.

Israel has since been carrying out a brutal war on Gaza, bombarding the Palestinian territory with round-the-clock air strikes that killed almost 4,000 civilians and injured 12,065 more.

Israel has also imposed a complete siege on the territory by depriving Palestinians in Gaza of water, food, and electricity.

A ground invasion in Gaza, which is ruled by Hamas and where the population is densely packed into a sliver of land only 40 kilometres (25 miles) long, would likely bring even higher casualties on both sides in brutal house-to-house fighting.

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