International media report Israel launched a ground operation in Gaza after IDF says "ground troops are attacking Gaza".

International media were quick to report on Thursday that the IDF had launched a ground operation inside Gazan territory in response to the ongoing rocket fire targeting Israel.

The reports on this began after the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweeted on its English language account, “IDF air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip.”

An IDF spokesman, Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, was also quoted by The New York Times as having said that “There are ground troops attacking in Gaza, together with air forces as well.”

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These statements led to international media outlets reporting that Israeli forces had entered Gaza and perhaps even launched a ground operation in the Strip.

However, as Kan 11 News’ military correspondent Roy Sharon later clarified, this is not the case. He explained that IDF ground forces were attacking Gaza but were doing so from an enclave that is located inside Israeli territory. Read more at Arutz-7