ISRAELI INVASION OF GAZA BEGINS. IDF calls up 18,000 more reservists. Behind-the-scenes details. Here’s the latest. Updated at 8:30pm eastern Thursday.

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

Israeli tanks and ground forces are now moving into Gaza. Israeli tanks and ground forces are now moving into Gaza.

UPDATED AT 8:30PM EASTERN THURSDAY: (Washington, D.C.) — It has begun.

The Israeli Defense Forces have commenced a massive ground operation in Gaza. Israeli leaders have concluded they need to deal a devastating blow to Hamas, and air strikes aren’t enough.

The cabinet authorized the IDF to call up 18,000 more reservists to assist with the ground operation.

Please pray this will all end quickly. Please pray for calm to be restored. And please pray for mercy for Israelis and Palestinians. It is so painful to see the suffering and trauma on both sides. The Bible commands us to pray for peace — let us be faithful.

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