Israel has started deploying ground forces against the Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip.
An Israeli military spokesperson said Thursday local time that ground and air forces are striking targets in Gaza along the border area.
According to people in Gaza, Israeli troops are attacking Gaza from the north.
The Wall Street Journal has reported that Palestinian officials said the attacks have killed at least 103 people in Gaza including 27 children.
According to Israeli military officials, in recent days, roughly 3-thousand to 4-thousand troops have been amassed at the border area.