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  7/17/2014, Tammuz 19, 5774

IDF Confirms Start of Ground Op


The Spokesperson's Office of the Israel Defense Forces confirmed Thursday evening, that large ground forces of the IDF began a focused action to thwart the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza. A statement said the operation involved infantry, armor, engineering, artillery and intelligence on the spot with cooperation from the sea and air, with the assistance of the Israel Security Agency and other security forces, led by the IDF's Southern Command. 
 
The operation was carried out pursuant to the decision of the political echelon and according to the IDF's operational plans and will continue depending on ongoing assessments of the situation by the General Staff.

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