Update Friday 07:00 EST: Israeli incursions into Gaza territory near Khan Younis continue. The skies above all parts of the Gaza Strip are now full of Israeli reconnaissance planes and warplanes are flying over the seacoast.
This report comes from Gaza, as there is a news blackout in Israel. It appears that Israel is doing everything they can to provoke rocket fire from Gaza, which will then be published; so they will have an excuse for an invasion.
Major Israeli Gaza Incursion
Israeli helicopters are reported to be flying over an area east of Khan Younis, while a large incursion of Israeli military vehicles in the border area takes place on the ground.
This major Israeli attack is being censored in the Israeli news, and could generate a response that would serve as an excuse for a full scale Gaza operation.
Heavy fighting is taking place between Israeli military forces and Gaza defenders in the area.
The attack seems to be targeting Islamic Jihad after the Deputy Secretary General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Ziyad al-Nakhalah, has just been listed by the State Department as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and blamed for the Dec, 22, 2013 bus bombing in the Israeli town of Bat Yam.
If Islamic Jihad is indeed being attacked, they will respond harshly, justifying the promised Israeli punishing Gaza operation.