WATCH ABOVE: It looked like there was going to be a pause in the Israel-Gaza conflict, but the Israeli army now says it has launched ground operation in the Gaza Strip. Stuart Greer reports.
- More than 20 Palestinians, and 1 Israeli soldier killed Friday
- Israel launches second phase of Operation Protective Edge
- At least 240 Palestinians killed in Gaza since July 8
- UN agency finds rockets in vacant school in Gaza Strip
GAZA, Gaza Strip – Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave’s Hamas rulers.
Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities.
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