Brig. Gen. Yoav (Poly) Moredechai said that "all options are open to cause as much damage as possible to Hamas and other terror organizations"
IDF Spokesperson Brgi. Gen. Yoav (Poly) Mordechai said that tonight, "we struck a blow to the command and control of Hamas when we hit Ahmed al-Jabari, head of Hamas' Military Wing in the Gaza Strip, who headed the organization and personally directed and ordered terrorist attacks against Israel. We are opening a broad attack, given the intolerable situation of the residents of the South."
Brig. Gen. Mordechai added that "the Chief of Staff is in the [defended underground war room] and the Air Force continues its surgical strikes. We are in the midst of an attack that will continue and grow. There is no hourglass. We received the green light from the Prime Minister and the Minster of Defense. If I were a senior Hamas activist- I would look for a place to hide."
The IDF Spokesperson did not rule out the possibility of a ground operation and emphasized that all options that exist are on the table. "Infantry brigades have been shifted in preparation for the operation," said the IDF Spokesperson. "All options that allow us to cause serious damage to Hamas and the other terrorist organizations are on the table."