GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel’s military has begun redeploying along its border with Gaza after the government signaled it would reassess its operations.
A number of tanks and other vehicles were seen leaving Gaza on Sunday. In a televised address late Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested troops would reassess the operation after completing the demolition of Hamas military tunnels under the border. Security officials said the tunnel mission was winding down.
At the same time, Netanyahu warned Hamas would pay an “intolerable price” if it continued to fire rockets at Israel and that all options remain on the table.
Israel carried out airstrikes in southern Gaza Sunday even as it signaled it may be scaling back its 27-day-old offensive in Gaza. Gaza health officials said nine Palestinians were killed in the strike.