CONFIRMED: Israel has NOT launched troops into Gaza Strip yet

The IDF tweeted a few minutes ago that they have both air and ground troops attacking in the Gaza Strip now:

Even though it’s being reported that Israel has launched troops inside Gaza, they have since clarified they are not in Gaza strip yet:

The Israel Defense Forces clarifies that there are currently no IDF ground troops inside the Gaza Strip.

An English-language statement and comments from a spokesperson, saying that there were ground forces in Gaza, led to multiple foreign news organizations reporting that Israel had launched a ground offensive.

“Clarification: There are currently no IDF ground troops inside the Gaza Strip. IDF air and ground forces are carrying out strikes on targets in the Gaza Strip,” the army now says.

This would seem to jive with what one reporter said over an hour ago:

It sounds like they are simply amassing on the border now and attacking positions from there. But I expect they will be in Gaza before too long.

Meanwhile, Hamas is continuing to try and overwhelm the Iron Dome:

Also, when it comes to casualties, this is important to know:

350 misfires is a lot of misfires. You can believe they’ve likely killed a few people with that many.

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