Israel eyes Gaza incursions after truce plan collapses

Jul 18, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT
Homefront Command members clean up rubble from a home after a Hamas rocket landed in the front yard on July 15, 2014 in Ashdod, Israel.
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Israel urged the evacuation on Wednesday of several Gaza Strip areas where more than 100,000 people live, threatening ground operations after briefly holding fire under an Egyptian truce proposal that failed to stop Palestinian rocket salvoes. Authorised by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet to escalate an eight-day-old offensive, the military said it had sent out evacuation warnings in northeastern Gaza.

Background:

Israel poised for Gaza incursions after truce collapses [Reuters]

Israel issues new Gaza warning [BBC]

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