Israeli ambassador to Prague not ruling out massive ground operation

The Israeli ambassador to Prague Gary Koren is not ruling out a massive ground operation if Hamas attacks from the Gaza Strip do not cease. In an interview for the ctk news agency Ambassador Koren said that while the Israeli government favoured a ceasefire agreement it would not hesitate to protect its citizens. Violence along the Gaza frontier sharply escalated following the abduction and killing of three Jewish seminary students in the occupied West Bank three weeks ago.