It seems inevitable that Israel will embark on a massive ground operation in Gaza in the coming days, potentially its largest in four decades.
Israeli leaders haven't exactly tried to hide what's coming. The IDF said on Saturday it was finalizing its preparations for a "coordinated attack from the air, sea and land."
The Israeli Air Force has been flying top ground forces commanders over the Gaza Strip to familiarize them with the territory and provide them a bird's eye view of the territory in which the military is expected to maneuver, The Times of Israel learned on Sunday. Brigade and battalion commanders were shown, from combat helicopters, where ground troops are expected to enter and advance during the looming ground offensive.
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Lazar Berman is the Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter and a Ginsburg/Milstein Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum.