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Israel and Hamas at War

The ground invasion that began Jan. 3 follows a week-long aerial assault on targets across the densely populated territory. The United Nations estimates that a quarter of those killed have been civilians; both sides have rejected calls for a cease-fire. Israel is seeking to stop Hamas, an Islamist movement that rejects Israel's right to exist, from launching rockets into southern Israel. Here are the major attacks as of Jan. 3.

Israel and Hamas at War

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Israeli Forces Enter Gaza Strip
Article | JERUSALEM, Jan. 3 -- Israel launched a major ground invasion of the Gaza Strip on Saturday night, moving in tanks, infantry and artillery units after eight days of relentless air attacks failed to halt Hamas rocket fire from the narrow coastal territory.
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Wounded Israeli Troops Yearn to Be in the Fight
Article | BEERSHEBA, Israel, Jan. 5 -- Sgt. Natan Weitzman was creeping through the Gaza Strip on Saturday night with 17 members of his Israeli army platoon when a mortar shell landed in their midst.

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