The New York Times said that the Israeli army is preparing to invade the Gaza Strip soon with tens of thousands of soldiers, with the aim of taking control of Gaza City and destroying the leadership of Hamas.
According to the New York Times, the ground invasion is the largest carried out by Israel since the invasion of Lebanon in 2006.
This will also be the first time since 2008 that Israel will attempt to control and retain territory, even if temporarily.
The New York Times said in its report that it’s still unclear what Israel intends to do inside Gaza, and whether it intends to occupy.
In addition, it’s not clear what exactly the three top officials mean when they talk about destroying Hamas’ leadership.