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Is Israel ready for a full-scale invasion of Gaza?

13 October 2023

2:51 AM

13 October 2023

2:51 AM

Israel is likely to need every one of the 300,000 soldiers it is amassing on the border with Gaza if, as now seems likely, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu orders a full-scale invasion of the Palestinian enclave.

The first signs of an imminent attack are so-called shaping operations – punitive strikes in a bid to test the water and see how the enemy responds.

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