Israel says it has sent ground troops to Gaza

Posted at 3:53 PM, Jul 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-17 12:33:07-04

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says it has launched a ground offensive in Gaza.

The army said in a statement late Thursday that after 10 days of Hamas attacks, it has "initiated a ground operation within the Gaza Strip."

The army says the objective is to strike a "significant blow to Hamas' terror infrastructure."

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