At the Tse’elim training base Tuesday, the Israeli Defense Forces’ Gaza Division practiced an operation for the invasion of the Gaza Strip to crush the military branches of Hamas, Jihad Islami and the various extremist Salafi groups operating there. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon told the troops that rocket fire and terrorist activities above and below ground menaced Israel from Gaza. Therefore, any Israeli operation there, if one became necessary, would focus on destroying their capabilities and exacting a heavy price for aggression. Chief of Staff Gen. Benny Gantz praised the unit’s standard of preparedness and its integration of technological and intelligence capabilities.