Israeli tanks and infantry enter Gaza at night: IDF reveals details of raid. Video
On the night of Thursday, October 26, Israel Defense Forces soldiers entered Gaza City with tanks and infantry. They crossed the border in the northern part of the Strip, calling it a "targeted raid."
This was officially reported by the IDF. The military also published a video of the operation (to view it, scroll to the end).
"At night, the IDF conducted a targeted raid using tanks in the northern Gaza Strip in preparation for the next stages of hostilities. The operations were led by the Givati Brigade," the publication says.
The military did not indicate whether this was the start of a ground operation by the Israeli army, which Tel Aviv announced a few days after the October 7 attack by Hamas terrorists.
It is only stated that during this night raid, soldiers found and struck numerous militants, the terrorist group's infrastructure and anti-tank missile launchers.
It is also noted that Israeli soldiers prepared the battlefield.
"After the action, the soldiers left the area," the IDF added.
According to The Times of Israel, the raid appears to have been the largest incursion by the Israel Defense Forces into the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the war.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, French President Emmanuel Macron made a statement regarding Israel's plans to conduct a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. According to him, this "will be a mistake" for Tel Aviv, which will not guarantee the country's security in the future and will only endanger civilian lives.