Earlier today, the Israeli Defense Force tweeted:
BREAKING NEWS: A large IDF force has just launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. A new phase of Operation Protective Edge has begun.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 17, 2014
Though the full scope of the operation was not disclosed, the Times of Israel reported that Netanyahu had ordered troops into Gaza with the instructions to destroy tunnels Hamas uses to smuggle in weapons and to infiltrate into Israel.
“Our goal is to target Hamas’ tunnels that enable terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks. This requires precise operations,” an Israel Defense Forces spokesman said in a statement.
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In response to this news, Glenn posted on Facebook: