Israel ready to widen Gaza ground offensive

Jul 18, 2014, 5:46 AM EDT
SDEROT, ISRAEL - JULY 17: An Israeli cannon fires artillery shells into Gaza on July 17, 2014 near Sderot, Israel. As the Israeli operation 'Protective Edge' enters its tenth day, the body count in Gaza has reach over 200 people. One Israeli has been killed in a Mortar attack. Credit Andrew Burton/Getty Images
Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Israel is prepared to "significantly widen" its ground offensive against militants in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said. He said the military was targeting the Hamas tunnel network, which it could not do "only from the air". Thousands of troops moved into parts of Gaza on Thursday night, backed by tanks and artillery fire.

Background:

Israel ready to widen Gaza ground offensive - PM [BBC]

Israel orders ground offensive in Gaza; heavy shelling on border [Reuters]

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