Despite reservist call-up, Israel sees ground offensive as last resort

July 8, 2014 4:49 PM

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Israel launched airstrikes on militants' homes and called up 40,000 reservists amid a dramatic increase in rockets from Gaza, for which Hamas claimed responsibility.

Jerusalem; and Gaza City, Gaza — Israel and Gaza are locked in the worst cross-border violence since the November 2012 war, with rockets flying into southern Israel at a fast clip and Israeli airstrikes leveling homes in Gaza. How this will develop is unclear – Israel has signaled reluctance to stag...

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