The IDF announces that air and ground forces are currently attacking the Gaza Strip.
The army gives no further information, saying details will follow.
Earlier today, a senior diplomatic source quoted by Channel 12 news says Israel is considering a ground operation in Gaza in response to the continued heavy rocket fire from the Strip.
The unnamed source says the option has been discussed by the security cabinet at the military’s request and that all options are being weighed.
According to the network, over 200 rockets have been launched today by Palestinian terrorists, and a total of more than 1,600 have been launched since the start of the confrontation on Monday.