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Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza

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Following failure of ceasefire, Israel puts boots on the ground in Gaza

Image of an airstrike in Gaza posted shortly before the Israeli Defense Forces announced a ground operation. (Handout from the Palestinian Ministry of Interior)

Image of an airstrike in Gaza posted shortly before the Israeli Defense Forces announced a ground operation. (Handout from the Palestinian Ministry of Interior)

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced they have launched a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip on Thursday night.

“A new phase of Operation Protective Edge has just begun,” said the IDF spokesperson.

Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Hamas could have saved “dozens of lives” if it had accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal, presented on Monday night.

The decision to invade comes following Hamas’ rejection of the proposal, saying it was not officially approached to participate in the agreement.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Badr Abdelatty declined to respond and said the ministry would issues a statement soon.

 

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