Israeli Ground Assault Begins in Gaza

Israeli troops will target cross-border tunnels; navy began shelling harbor.

A ball of fire is seen following an Israeli air strike, on July 11, 2014 in Rafah, in the southern of Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes kept up deadly raids on Gaza but failed to stop Palestinian militants firing rockets across the border, as the United States offered to help negotiate a truce. 
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