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

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An Israeli tank near the Gaza border today.

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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.

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

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

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