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Thu May 13, 2021, 07:51 PM

Israel air attacking in Gaza Strip, ground troops have begun fighting with Palestinian militants [View all]

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Source: Denver7

JERUSALEM Israel Defense Forces says its troops on the ground and in the air are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip, according to a tweet sent by their official account Thursday afternoon. The assault happened around midnight local time.

During the day, Israel had said it was massing troops along the Gaza frontier and called up 9,000 reservists ahead of a possible ground invasion of the Hamas-ruled territory. There have been rocket fire and airstrikes on both sides for most of the day.

Egyptian mediators and representatives from other countries had rushed to Israel to effort a cease-fire, but there does not appear to be any progress.

Thursday's attacks came after violence between the two sides erupted for a fourth night. Jewish and Arab mobs violently clashed in the town of Lod. Fighting continued despite increased police presence and curfews.

Update: Israel's military clarified that its ground forces have begun fighting with Palestinian militants but have yet to enter Gaza

Read more: https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/israel-air-and-ground-troops-attacking-in-gaza-strip-reports-say



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