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Almost immediately after Israel was attacked on Oct. 7, it began preparing for a ground invasion of Gaza, drafting hundreds of thousands of its citizens and amassing forces along its southern border.
But more than two weeks later, that invasion has yet to happen. Patrick Kingsley, the Jerusalem bureau chief for The Times, explains why.
On today’s episode
Israeli soldiers during an artillery drill in southern Israel on Monday.Credit…Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times
The U.S. advised Israel to delay a Gaza invasion, officials said.
Here’s the latest on the fighting.
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Patrick Kingsley contributed reporting.
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