Twenty-Three Palestinians, Israeli Soldier Killed in Gaza Ground Offensive

Explosions light up the sky in Gaza, as tanks and troops roll in. Night vision images show Israeli forces pounding Palestinian targets with artillery fire. Israel stepped up its ground offensive against Hamas militants after days of rocket fire and air strikes on both sides. Tanks and bulldozers crossed the sand dunes, destroying tunnels the militants use to carry out attacks across the border. The fighting has also taken a heavy toll on civilian lives.

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