Gaza ground invasion: Israel forces advance toward tunnels.
Israel Launches Ground Invasion of Gaza
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July 17 2014 4:37 PM

Israel Launches Ground Invasion of Gaza

An Israeli tank near the Gaza border today.

REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are launching a ground operation against Hamas in Gaza following more than a week of airstrikes, the IDF has announced.


The operation is said to target infastructure, specifically tunnels built by Hamas for the purpose of infiltrating Israel.


Below, IDF video of what it says was an incursion attack foiled today with airstrikes.

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