The Israeli military said there are already about 30 soldiers were injured
army Soldiers armed with M4A1 carbine
According to British media reports, the Israeli military said on January 4, in the Gaza Strip in the ground attack, about 30 Israeli soldiers were wounded. It is reported that since Israeli tanks and infantry into the Hamas-controlled area, the army released the first report of casualties. In the attack, about 30 soldiers were wounded, two of them seriously.
Jerusalem television reported that the Israeli army began 3 night launched a ground offensive in Gaza, but Hamas and other Palestinian militants have been strong resistance. Reference to military sources report that “army” Golan Brigade ‘Commander in the attack by Hamas under the’ Qassam brigades’ pre-placed bomb wounded. “” Al Qassam brigades, “said,” east of Gaza have been prevented Israeli infantry attack. “Palestinian medical officials said the army ground attack led to eight Gazans killed, five of whom are armed.
said the Israel Defense Forces, infantry, tanks, engineers, artillery, intelligence forces took part in a ground offensive against Gaza. Israeli Navy on the sea 20 sea miles along the coast of Gaza to implement the blockade. The Israeli military said publicly that ground operations may last a long time to complete elimination of Hamas and its leaders. Israeli military spokesman said that ground troops quickly occupied the primary purpose is to Hamas rocket attacks on Israeli areas. Army ground offensive began, Hamas issued a statement called on the Palestinian people to believe that Hamas leaders and militants to fight against the enemy. Hamas leader Ismail Yi Le vowed that “the armed forces against the Palestinian, the army’s Gaza will become the grave.”
ground offensive action may increase the staff of Israel and Hamas casualties, Israel has plunged into the quagmire of war risk. Israel Defense Forces spokesperson Bina Ya Hu said: “This phase of operations to further strengthen the fight against the violent Hamas, control most of the rocket launch site.” Israeli officials said that in the past week, four Israelis, Hamas launched rocket attacks killed and 59 injured. Palestinian medical workers said at least 460 Palestinians killed in army’s military operations, and another 2750 were injured.
in response to the situation in Gaza, the UN Security Council on the evening of 3 army ground offensive in Gaza held an emergency meeting and proposed this statement. Council on the current contents of the statement and form of being closed-door consultations. However, according to Ripert said the Permanent Representative of France, on this issue, Council members could not agree on. (Spring)