Israel takes steps pointing to ground incursion into Gaza Strip
Israel seemed to be preparing to step up its military operation against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip on Friday, as sirens wailed in the Jewish state’s commercial capital Tel Aviv and media reported that another rocket had fallen near the city.
CBS News correspondent Allen Pizzey and his team were forced by the Israeli military — along with other news crews — to move away from the border with the Gaza Strip on Friday morning in another sign that a possible ground incursion into the tiny Palestinian territory.
Pizzey reports that as dawn broke in the Israeli town of Sderot, on the Gaza border, the extent of the force massed along the frontier made it clear Israel was preparing for a possible incursion — 16,000 Israeli reservists were called up on Thursday. The last invasion was four years ago, and analysts say Hamas will be better prepared this time.