Support Us

Israel Defence Forces carry out numerous airstrikes on Gaza and finalise preparations for ground operation

Saturday, 14 October 2023, 19:16
Israel Defence Forces carry out numerous airstrikes on Gaza and finalise preparations for ground operation
Destruction in Gaza, 14 October. Photo: Nurphoto via Getty Images

The Israel Defence Forces have said that they are conducting numerous airstrikes on Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip and are wrapping up preparations for a "significant ground operation".

Source: The Times of Israel, with reference to a statement by the Israel Defence Forces

Details: The Israeli military said it was conducting numerous airstrikes against many Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip and will soon provide more information about these strikes.


In a statement, the IDF says it is preparing to "expand the offensive" by implementing a "wide range of offensive operational plans" which it says include a "joint and coordinated attack from the air, sea and land."

The IDF says it is finalising the draft of hundreds of thousands of reservists, and its logistics directorate is working to provide troops with the equipment they will need for the ground offensive.

Quote: "In recent days, the tools required for combat have been transferred to the assembly areas [...] IDF battalions and soldiers are deployed all over the country and are prepared to increase readiness for the next stages of the war, with an emphasis on a significant ground operation."


Details: The Times of Israel said the military is expected to commence its ground invasion in the Gaza Strip soon, "but its extent and when it is carried out may be affected by operational considerations, including the evacuation of Palestinian civilians from northern Gaza and growing tensions on Israel’s northern border". 

Previously: On 12 October, the IDF told the residents of the northern part of the Gaza Strip they had 24 hours to evacuate further south for their safety and said it would continue striking Hamas militants’ targets in Gaza.


Ukrainska Pravda is the place where you will find the most up-to-date information about everything related to the war in Ukraine. Follow us on Twitter, support us, or become our patron!