Ground Offensive? 36-Hour Ultimatum to Hamas Leaked by Israeli Minister

Israel’s Finance Minister told IDF radio the time left before Israel escalates its attacks can be measured in “hours, not days.” Israel is said to have issued a 36-hour ultimatum demanding that Hamas stops firing rockets at Israeli territory.

Israel says it’s targeting Hamas militants in Gaza. An overnight Israeli airstrike killed four Palestinians as Israel and Hamas traded missile and rocket fire.

RT speaks with Israeli Defense Ministry Spokesman – Josh Hantman, as Palestinians are preparing themselves for possible Israeli ground operation, they fear that the IDF could start reoccupation of the Gaza Strip with tanks and commandos.

Israeli strikes on Gaza continued early on Sunday morning. A huge blast happened in Gaza City as Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston was giving a live update from the Israeli side of the border. A government security building hitin the strike that happened at 4:05GMT. There are reports of injuries.

Video showing a massive explosion supposedly caused by an Israeli airstrike in the residential al-Zaytoun quarter of Gaza City on Saturday. VIDEO COURTESY: YouTube user Ahmed Erheem.