In a video released by the IDF, soldiers prepare to enter Gaza in the ground offensive that began Thursday evening.
The video shows soldiers training and receiving instructions on the operation they are about to undertake.
The security cabinet approved the operation after Israel agreed to the Egyptian cease-fire proposal on Tuesday, which Hamas rejected. In addition, the statement said, Hamas even fired rockets during the Thursday's five-hour humanitarian cease-fire.
The offensive will concentrate on destroying Hamas's network of tunnels.