Israel steps up Gaza strikes as Netanyahu says Hamas is 'being crushed'

August 24, 2014 10:34 AM

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Israel steps up Gaza strikes as Netanyahu says Hamas is 'being crushed'

August 23, 2014: A ball of fire rises from an explosion on al-Zafer apartment tower following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

The Israeli military stepped up its campaign of airstrikes Sunday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to deliver "painful blows" against Hamas and other militant groups in the Gaza Strip.

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