Israel launch ground offensive in Gaza
Stepping up its pressure on the Hamas, Israel late on Saturday began the ground offensive in Gaza Strip. According to Israeli military officials, Israeli ground troops have entered the embattled area.
The ground troops were reportedly amassing on the enclave, waiting for the government's green light to launch an offensive on the Strip.
Earlier, Israeli jets and gunboats bombed more than two dozen positions of the militants in Gaza Strip as the offensive against the Hamas entered the second week. The offensive was meant to mainly target their weapons storage facilities and training centers.
A top Hamas leader was killed in Saturday's offensive.
The air force also bombed the residence of former Hamas minister Atef Adwan. Adwan was the Minister of Prisoner Affairs in the government of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, Israeli daily Haaretz reported on Saturday.
Hamas has warned that Israel would face 'black destiny', should they plan a ground attack.