Israel war in Gaza ‘entered a new phase’: Defense minister

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Israel’s war with Palestinian militant group Hamas “entered a new phase” with the intense overnight bombing of the Gaza Strip, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said on Saturday.

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“We have entered a new phase in the war. Last night the ground in Gaza shook. We attacked above ground and below ground,” Gallant said in a video statement, alluding to the network of military tunnels Hamas has built under Gaza.

“The instructions to the forces are clear: the action will continue until further notice.”

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