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Israel begins ground operations against Hamas in Gaza Updated: 2021-05-14 13:29:01 KST

The Israel-Gaza conflict escalates further, with Israel saying,it has begun ground operations in Gaza against Hamas.
Israel's military, reversing its previous statement,..said,ground and air forces are deployed along its border,and are currently attacking the Gaza strip.
It gave no details about the operations.
But officials say,.. but some 3 thousand troops have been mobilized in recent days.
If the troops actually cross the border,it would be the first time,since the 2014 war, that Israel has entered Gaza.
The escalating tensions follow four days of rocket fire and airstrikes.
Israel's' military struck what it described as intelligence and business buildings,used by Hamas militants in Gaza.
Hamas meanwhile, fired further barrages of rockets towards Israel,saying it's "only a small part" of its capabilities.
According to Palestinian officials in Gaza, more than 1-hundred people have been killed in the four days of conflict.
The violence has also spread to mixed Jewish and Arab communities in Israel.

"It was never like this, in this scale, never. There use to be small crimes, small fires."

"We need to live here together. Co-existence, we need to be together, partners, to be partners to each other."

Amid growing calls for de-escalation from international community,Hamas had previously expressed the possibility of a cease fire,which Israel has rejected.
Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since Hamas seized control in Gaza in 2007.
Lee Kyung-eun, Arirang News.
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