Israel Says It Has Sent Ground Troops to Gaza

The announcement follows 10 days of Hamas attacks.

Posted: 07/17/2014 04:27 PM EDT
Filed Under Global News, Israel

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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(Photo: AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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