Israeli Troops Battle Hamas, Uncover Gaza Tunnels

July 19, 2014 11:38 AM

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Israeli Troops Battle Hamas, Uncover Gaza Tunnels

Israeli troops uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and battled Gaza militants on the second day of an open-ended ground operation Saturday as the Palestinian death toll climbed to 325 and diplomats scrambled to revive cease-fire efforts.

The Israeli military said it had severely diminished the arsenal of Hamas, the Islamic militant group ruling Gaza, but the militants have continued to fire rockets and on Saturday staged another unsuccessful cross-border tunnel raid.

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