Warta Indonesia En. Ver, Jerusalem – Israel has delayed a planned ground invasion of Gaza Strip, according to Israeli and Palestinian sources. The invasion, which was originally scheduled for the weekend, was reportedly postponed due to bad weather and international pressure.
Israeli officials told The New York Times that the weather conditions would have made it difficult for the Israeli Air Force and drones to provide air cover for ground troops. They also said that the invasion would have been costly and difficult, as it would have required the Israeli military to enter every home and street in the densely populated Gaza Strip.
Palestinian experts agree that the Israeli military would have faced significant challenges in a ground invasion of Gaza. They say that the Palestinian resistance groups, led by Hamas, have been well-prepared for such an attack, and that they would have inflicted heavy casualties on the Israeli military.
International pressure also played a role in the decision to delay the invasion. The United States, the European Union, and other countries have called for a ceasefire in the conflict. Egypt, which has close ties to both Israel and Hamas, has also been working to broker a truce.
The decision to delay the ground invasion is a setback for Israel, which had hoped to quickly defeat the Palestinian resistance groups and end the conflict. However, the postponement also suggests that Israel is concerned about the potential consequences of a full-scale ground invasion.
As of October 15, the death toll from the conflict has reached 2,329 Palestinians and 1,400 Israelis.
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