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  7/7/2014, Tammuz 9, 5774

Escalation? IDF Armor, Infantry Gather Near Gaza

Photos by Flash 90, approved for publication by the Israel Defense Forces, show a gathering of tanks, armored personnel carriers and ground forces, identified as a Bedouin unit, on the outskirts of Gaza. This could be a last-minute warning to Hamas that if it does not immediately desist from firing on Israel, the IDF intends to mass larger forces and use them against Gaza in a ground offensive.

Despite warnings to Hamas, rocket fire which began last Wednesday continued into Monday afternoon.