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Israel vows to cripple Hamas' Gaza forces, possibly with ground troops
Israel vows to cripple Hamas' Gaza forces, possibly with ground troops

Israel warned Wednesday that its offensive in the Gaza Strip would intensify in coming days as rockets launched by Hamas militants penetrated deeper than ever into the Jewish state and Israeli airstrikes killed more than two dozen people in the seaside Palestinian enclave. Neither side appeared willing to back down or heed appeals for calm, with Israeli officials vowing to cripple Hamas’ military capabilities in Gaza — possibly through a forceful ground incursion — and the extremist group’s leader blaming Israel for destroying Palestinian homes and wantonly killing civilians. The secretary-general of the Arab League, Nabil Elaraby, called for an urgent meeting of the United Nations...

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