The Israeli military has prepared plans for a full-scale invasion of the occupied Gaza Strip, in the event of a serious escalation in the south, according to a report by Israeli news site Ynet.
Veteran correspondent Ron Ben-Yishai, citing unnamed Israeli military officials, wrote that the army is already considering alternatives to the Hamas government, should the latter not cooperate in efforts to establish an economic-security arrangement in Gaza agreeable to the Israelis.
According to the defense expert, the Israeli army’s goal,
Israel will also reportedly seek to prevent the involvement of a third-party mediator by,
Source: Palestine Chronicle