The head of the IDF Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Yaron Finkelman, says the expected ground offensive in the Gaza Strip will be “long and intense.”
“This war was forced on us, with a cruel enemy that harmed us greatly. But we stopped them… we are striking them heavily,” Finkelman says to troops near the Gaza border today.
“Now, the maneuver is going to move the fighting to their territory. We are going to beat them in their territory,” he says. “It’s going to be difficult, long and intense.”