We will enter Gaza within 48 hours

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) say they have surrounded Gaza City from “sea, air and land” and that within 48 hours they will begin an offensive against the city, reports Haaretz.

On Sunday evening, it was reported that both the internet and telephone communications were down in Gaza at the same time as Israel carried out intensive bombing raids on the city.

The purpose of the operation will be to reach Hamas operatives and to destroy tunnels and Hamas military and civilian institutions, the newspaper writes.