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Friday, July 18, 2014

Israel Presses Deeper Into Gaza

An Israeli tank moves positions near the Israeli-Gaza border on the morning of July 18 near Sderot, Israel. Late last night the Israel operation "Protective Edge" sent troops into Gaza, officially turning the offensive into a ground operation. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

An Israeli tank moves positions near the Israeli-Gaza border on the morning of July 18 near Sderot, Israel. Late last night the Israel operation “Protective Edge” sent troops into Gaza, officially turning the offensive into a ground operation. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza today, on a mission to destroy Hamas rocket launching sites and tunnels. They fired volleys of tank shells and clashed with Palestinian fighters.

This is the first major Israeli ground offensive in Gaza in more than five years and it follows more than 2-thousand air strikes against Gaza, which failed to stop Hamas from firing its rockets into Israel.

The BBC’s Shadi al-Kashif joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the current situation.

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  • Shadi al-Kashif, BBC correspondent.

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