Wednesday, July 9, 2014
32 Palestinians killed in Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip
Binyamin Netanyahu has instructed the Israeli military to "intensify even further" its assault on the Gaza Strip. While stopping short of announcing a ground invasion, the Israeli prime minister told assembled security chiefs in Beersheba on Wednesday: "The IDF [Israel Defence Forces] is prepared for any option. Hamas will pay a heavy price for firing at Israeli citizens."