Israel says ground forces operating across Gaza Strip

By Arafat Barbakh and Nidal Al-Mughrabi
Updated December 4 2023 - 1:30pm, first published 1:25pm
The Israeli army says its war planes and helicopters have struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. (AP PHOTO)
The Israeli army says its war planes and helicopters have struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. (AP PHOTO)

Israeli ground forces are confronting Hamas fighters across the across the Gaza Strip in the clearest indication yet that a planned ground offensive in the enclave's refugee-crowded south has begun as Israeli bombing killed and wounded dozens of Palestinians.