Israeli ground forces enter Gaza as ceasefire proposal collapses
July 18 , 2014
Israeli forces entered Gaza as Egyptian-led efforts to seal a ceasefire collapsed.
Reports said that around a dozen Palestinians and one Israeli soldier were killed in the initial stages of Israel’s ground assaul,t which includes use of tanks and infantry.
Israel claimed that several militants had been killed.
The Israeli leadership decided to go ahead with the ground offensive after Hamas rejected the Egyptian ceasefire proposals and Hamas militants tried to enter Israel through tunnels, according to reports in the Israeli media.
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