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Israeli Military Starts Ground Operations in Gaza

Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 1:16:38 pm

In the other big news of the day, the expected Israeli ground invasion of Gaza has begun.

Israel sent ground forces into the Gaza Strip in a military offensive intended to stop the barrage of missiles fired by Hamas and other Palestinian militants, raising the stakes of the 10-day-old conflict after an Egyptian peace plan was spurned.

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"The prime minister and defense minister have instructed the Israel Defense Forces to begin a ground operation tonight to destroy the terror tunnels dug from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory," Netanyahu's office said in a text message.