July 8th, 2014
09:26 PM ET

Israel threatens ground invasion of Gaza

The Middle East is on the brink of a ground war. The Israeli government is warning of a ground war as the back and forth air strikes with Hamas intensifies. According to Israel, militants fired more than 130 rockets at the Jewish state.

Ground operations in Gaza 'might become necessary,' Israeli official says

Israel says its Iron Drome Missile defense system has intercepted a number of those attacks. Israel also unleashed an air assault of its own, aimed at crippling the militants rocket-launching ability.

At the U.S. embassy in Tel-Aviv, people were rushed to an underground shelter.

How close is Israel to launching a ground invasion?

OutFront, Israel's Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. matt

    my God he is lying right to our faces
    Israel is a terrorist state

    July 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm | Reply
  2. Joe

    People do not understand how it is to live In Israel everyday. Israel does not strike unless provoked. How would all these left interest groups feel if their children were being fired on everyday. Hamas is at fault, not Israel. Hamas is a terrorist group and do not value life including themselves, when they stop firing missiles, then Israel will too. Bottom line we value life and they don't!

    July 10, 2014 at 1:40 pm | Reply
  3. etti ifargan

    This is so crazy! Why is Erin Brenet is not rporting all this rocets that is been lunched on to israel cities,
    just because no one's ded (thank g-d) and mister BEN widemmen stop being sooooooooo pro Palestine!!!!!!
    You are reporting the news not your opinion.

    July 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm | Reply
  4. Steve

    Clearly, the Ambassador took Erin to school. St. Andrew's and Williams are great schools, but I think that Erin was taught something about weak moral equivalencies in this exchange that she did not learn in even the best of schools that she attended. There is simply no moral equivalency between the arsonist (Hamas) and the fire brigade (Israel).

    July 8, 2014 at 10:57 pm | Reply

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