According to The New York Sun, Israeli troops raided northern Gaza last night in preparation for a larger invasion to come. The Sun reports:
Israeli troops and tanks launched an hours-long ground raid into northern Gaza overnight, the military said, striking several terrorist targets in order to “prepare the battlefield” before a widely expected ground invasion after more than two weeks of devastating airstrikes.
The raid came after the United Nation warned that it’s on the verge of running out of fuel in the Gaza Strip, forcing it to sharply curtail relief efforts in the territory, which has also been under a complete siege since Hamas’ bloody rampage across southern Israel ignited the war earlier this month.
The rising death tolls in Gaza are unprecedented in the decades-long Arab war against Israel. The Health Ministry in Hamas-ruled Gaza said Wednesday that more than 750 people were killed over the past 24 hours, higher than the 704 killed the previous day.
The Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry also says more than 6,500 Palestinians have been killed in the war. The Associated Press couldn’t independently verify the death toll, and the Hamas health ministry doesn’t distinguish between civilians and combatants. By comparison, 2,251 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed in the entire six-week-long war in 2014, according to UN figures.
The whole question of the death toll in Gaza is under dispute. At the White House yesterday, President Biden pointedly declared that he does not trust the death toll numbers from Gaza, where not only the health services but all other departments of the government are controlled by Hamas, which in turn is controlled by Iran. “I have no confidence in the number that the Palestinians are using,” Mr. Biden said.
Read more here.
If you’re willing to fight for Main Street America, click here to sign up for the Richardcyoung.com free weekly email.