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WATCH: IDF soldiers prepare to enter Gaza in ground offensive
July 18, 2014 01:23
The offensive, which was approved on Tuesday, will concentrate on destroying Hamas's network of tunnels.

IDF forces enter Gaza. July 17, 2014.. (photo credit:IDF SPOKESMAN'S OFFICE)

In a video released by the IDF, soldiers prepare to enter Gaza in the ground offensive that began Thursday evening.

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The video shows soldiers training and receiving instructions on the operation they are about to undertake.

The security cabinet approved the operation after Israel agreed to the Egyptian cease-fire proposal on Tuesday, which Hamas rejected. In addition, the statement said, Hamas even fired rockets during the Thursday's five-hour humanitarian cease-fire.

The offensive will concentrate on destroying Hamas's network of tunnels.

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  • Gabi Ashkenazi
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