Military moves armored forces south amid ongoing rocket attacks

The military is moving armored forces toward the Gaza Strip, among them tanks, personnel carriers and D9 bulldozers.

The move is a response to the rising violence along the border, as the IDF steps up its offensive against Gaza terror groups, and does not signify a looming ground offensive at this time (though defense officials have said they also won’t rule out such a move if attacks against Israel continue).

The army earlier said reinforcements were being sent to the Gaza Division from the Golani Infantry Brigade and 7th Armored Brigade.

Earlier today the army also deployed artillery cannons along the border, for the first time since the 2014 Gaza war.

Smoke and flames rise after an Israeli airstrike in the area of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 11, 2021 (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
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