The Israeli military has “expanded” its operations within the Gaza Strip in latest days, deploying troops and armored tanks to hold out “coordinated assaults from the bottom and from the air,” spokesman Daniel Hagari stated on Monday. Israeli tanks pushed to the outskirts of Gaza Metropolis on Monday morning and fired on two civilian automobiles on the Salah al-Din coastal highway, in keeping with eyewitnesses in Gaza, the deepest incursion but since Israel expanded its floor operations late Friday. Behind the scenes, the US has been pressuring Israel to revive communications it minimize off within the enclave over the weekend, in keeping with a senior U.S. official, who spoke on situation of anonymity to debate delicate negotiations. The US and Israel rejected requires a ceasefire, with White Home Nationwide Safety Council spokesman John Kirby saying a pause would solely assist Hamas.
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