Israel Threatens to Launch ‘Major Military Operation’ in Gaza

A senior Israeli minister said a big army operation on the besieged Gaza Strip may be necessary following rocket strikes between the two sides over the weekend.

Israeli Energy Minister and security cabinet member Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday that such a military operation would precede Israel reaching of an agreement, Haaretz reported.

We hoped to reach an agreement before a large military operation, and as it seems right now, we may have to set out on a big army operation and only then reach an agreement, Steinitz said in a radio interview.

Steinitz’s comments followed Israel carrying out airstrikes on Gaza on Saturday, killing a Palestinian and wounding two others.

Source: The Palestine Chronicle