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Ground Op, First Day: 19 Gazans Killed So Far, 13 Arrested

Since their entry into Gaza Thursday night, IDF forces attacked 150 targets, including tunnels and rocket launch sites. See IDF videos.
By Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen
First Publish: 7/18/2014, 3:46 PM

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IDF Spokesman

Since their entry into Gaza Thursday night, IDF forces have attacked 150 targets, including tunnels, rocket launch sites and the homes of senior terrorist commanders.

Givati Brigade soldiers located 13 tunnel piers and killed three terrorists.

Sirens sounded in Be'er Sheva and nearby communities Friday morning, as terrorists continued to fire at Israel. The Iron Dome system intercepted three rockets in the sky.

A soldier who was lightly wounded in the course of the night was evacuated to Soroka Hospital. Another soldier was wounded late Thursday was hospitalized in moderate and stable condition with wounds in the neck and the arm.

Paratroop forces located eight tunnels that contained weapons. A paratroop force ran into a terrorist and fired at him. He, too, was taken to an Israeli hospital.



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