Latest news as IDF confirm ground troops attacking the Gaza Strip. It is not yet clear whether the operation is a full-scale invasion
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- Israel’s army drafts Gaza ground operation plan as mob violence escalates
- ‘All I saw was fire’: rockets fracture the sense of safety in Tel Aviv
- Gaza weapons boast may come back to haunt Hamas
Here is our full report on what we know so far:
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More on the US advising citizens not to travel to Israel and the Palestinian territories:
In a notice issued on Thursday, the US state department raised its travel advisory for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza to level 3 – “reconsider travel”. It had previously been at level 2, which recommends travelers “exercise increased caution”.
The revised alert cited continuing rocket fire from Gaza into areas across southern and central Israel, including Jerusalem, Israel’s military response to the attacks, and a “marked increase” in violence and protests throughout Israel.
“Protests and violence may continue to occur, some with little or no warning,” it said.