After a brief pause in fighting, Israel announced it is launching a ground operation into Gaza and expanding what had been a fight with sea and air forces.
The Twitter account for the Israeli Defense Force announced the news.
BREAKING NEWS: A large IDF force has just launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. A new phase of Operation Protective Edge has begun.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 17, 2014
It was quickly confirmed by the Associated Press.
JERUSALEM (AP) _ Israeli military says it has launched ground operation in Gaza Strip.— Phil Elliott (@Philip_Elliott) July 17, 2014