Israel takes steps pointing to ground incursion into Gaza Strip

Israel takes steps pointing to ground incursion into Gaza Strip
News from CBS News:

SDEROT, Israel Israel seemed to be preparing to step up its military operation against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip on Friday, as sirens wailed in the Jewish state’s commercial capital Tel Aviv and media reported that another rocket had fallen near the city.

CBS News correspondent Allen Pizzey and his team were forced by the Israeli military — along with other news crews — to move away from the border with the Gaza Strip on Friday morning in another sign that a possible ground incursion into the tiny Palestinian territory.

Pizzey reports that as dawn broke in the Israeli town of Sderot, on the Gaza border, the extent of the force massed along the frontier made it clear Israel was preparing for a possible incursion — 16,000 Israeli reservists were called up on Thursday. The last invasion was four years ago, and analysts say Hamas will be better prepared this time.

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Petraeus testifies CIA’s Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says
News from Fox News:

Former CIA Director David Petraeus was expected to tell lawmakers in a pair of closed-door hearings Friday morning that he believed the Libya attack was terrorism within the first 24 hours and suspected a regional Al Qaeda affiliate and the militant Ansar al-Sharia were behind it, a source close to Petraeus told Fox News. 

Petraeus arrived to meet with House lawmakers early Friday morning. His account would be sure to raise more questions from lawmakers, considering the conflicting narratives that have emerged from the intelligence community and other agencies about the attack. Petraeus himself gave a briefing three days after the attack, according to sources, in which he described it as a protest over an anti-Islam film that spun out of control.

It was similar to the account given on five Sunday shows on Sept. 16 by U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice — and Rice’s defenders have since insisted she was merely basing her statements on the intelligence at the time. 

Yet Petraeus, Fox News was told, on Friday was planning to bring with him the original “talking points” prepared by the CIA. 

The source said Petraeus “has no idea what was provided” to Rice or who was the author of the talking points she used. 

“He had no idea she was going on talk shows” until the White House announced it one or two days before. 

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