Israel ready to widen Gaza offensive, says premier

(AGI) Jerusalem, July 18 - Israel is prepared to increase itsground offensive against militants in the Gaza Strip, saidIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday. "Myinstructions ... are to prepare for the possibility ofsignificantly widening the ground operation, and the militaryis preparing accordingly," he told a meeting of the SecurityCabinet in Tel Aviv. . .

(AGI) Jerusalem, July 18 - Israel is prepared to increase itsground offensive against militants in the Gaza Strip, saidIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday. "Myinstructions ... are to prepare for the possibility ofsignificantly widening the ground operation, and the militaryis preparing accordingly," he told a meeting of the SecurityCabinet in Tel Aviv. . .