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  7/14/2014, Tammuz 16, 5774

Ground Op., Truce on Hold as Israel Seeks Deterrence

Israel is hoping to cause long-term damage to Hamas's military infrastructure before agreeing to ceasefire talks, officials said, Monday, as the confrontation entered its seventh day.

Israel also appeared to be in no hurry to launch a threatened ground operation as the air force continued to pound Gaza and as terrorists fired barrages of rockets at southern and central Israel, sending thousands running for cover in the country's major cities.