Israel to expand ground incursion after Hamas militant infiltration

July 20, 2014 5:36 AM

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Israel to expand ground incursion after Hamas militant infiltration

Gaza City (CNN) -- The battle between Israel and Gazan militants is growing, as the Israel Defense Forces announced early Sunday that it will expand its ground offensive.

On Saturday, Hamas Islamist fighters infiltrated nearby parts of Israel via underground tunnels and clashed with Israeli troops. The use of the tunnels was the main reason Israel gave for launching its ground operation Thursday night.

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