Netanyahu orders Israeli military to prepare for 'significant expansion' of Gaza ground offensive

July 18, 2014 9:19 AM

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday ordered the military to prepare for a "significant expansion" of its ground operation against Gaza militants.

Netanyahu said the military's primary goal would be to destroy underground tunnels used by Hamas to attack the Jewish State. The announcement came hours after Israeli ground troops and tanks struck more than 100 terror targets in the Gaza Strip.

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