ToI’s Avi Issacharoff notes that the explosion Monday at northern Gaza’s Shati refugee camp could easily become the incident that changes the face of the current Israel-Hamas conflict.

An injured Israeli soldier is evacuated by helicopter from the area close to the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, July 28, 2014. (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

An injured Israeli soldier is evacuated by helicopter from the area close to the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, July 28, 2014. (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The incident, apparently born of a misfire of an Islamic Jihad rocket, prompted Hamas to embark on a series of fatal attacks on Israeli targets later Monday, leaving numerous Israeli army casualties.

The prospects of an expanded Israeli ground offensive grew more likely, with no sign of Operation Protective Edge coming to an end.

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