international intrigue

Israel Appears to Be Preparing Invasion of Gaza

Israeli soldiers sit atop their armoured personnel carriers (APC) stationed on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on November 16, 2012. Israeli officials said the Jewish state was preparing to launch its first ground offensive in four years into the Gaza Strip and the army started calling up reservists.
Israeli tanks on the border with Gaza. Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Amid an ongoing barrage of Hamas rocket attacks into Israel — one of which landed just outside of Jerusalem today, the first time the city has been targeted — and Israeli airstrikes into Gaza, Israel now appears to be preparing for its first ground invasion of Gaza in four years.