Fox News viewers witnessed a harrowing scene play out on air this week.
Foreign correspondent Trey Yingst could be seen on Thursday in the thick of violence playing out between Israel and Palestine.
“Full-scale ground invasion”
Throughout the report, viewers could see Palestinian rockets being intercepted by Israel’s advanced missile defense system, known as the Iron Dome. At one point, Yingst and his cameraman were forced to take cover on the ground.
“Tons of incoming rocket fire,” he declared, according to Fox. “One just landed next to our hotel and you can see that the Iron Dome was able to intercept some of them but others are flying right by.”
During the intense segment, Yingst reported that Israel has been readying its troops for a possible ground invasion of territory in Gaza controlled by the terrorist groups Hamas.
“The Israeli Defense Forces have called up 9,000 reserve troops,” the reporter said. “They’re concerned that moving forward they are going to need the extra help as they prepare for the possibility of a full-scale ground invasion into the Gaza Strip.”
Shortly after that announcement, a significant uptick in Palestinian rocket fire was registered on Thursday. Of course, hostilities have spiked throughout the week since the latest Palestine-Israel conflict began.
“We will continue to win”
The catalyst appears to have been Palestinian riots across several Israeli cities. That unrest led to a confrontation resulting in thousands of rocket strikes and casualties on both sides.
Israel has responded primarily with airstrikes targeting Palestinian terrorist strongholds. If its military does go ahead with a ground offensive, it would represent a clear escalation in tactics from those reported thus far.
For his part, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared in a statement that “the last word has not been said, and this operation will continue as long as necessary.”
In a similar statement of its own, the Israel Defense Forces explained: “On May 14, 1948, 73 years ago Israel declared independence and was attacked by 6 foreign armies. We won that battle. And we will continue to win.”
Though not as vociferously as some critics might have hoped, U.S. President Joe Biden issued a call for both sides to end the violence. Of course, his statement was almost immediately met with another spike in rocket launches and violence in the region.