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Army clarifies: Currently no IDF ground troops inside the Gaza Strip

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

The Israel Defense Forces clarifies that there are currently no IDF ground troops inside the Gaza Strip.

An English-language statement and comments from a spokesperson, saying that there were ground forces in Gaza, led to multiple foreign news organizations reporting that Israel had launched a ground offensive.

“Clarification: There are currently no IDF ground troops inside the Gaza Strip. IDF air and ground forces are carrying out strikes on targets in the Gaza Strip,” the army now says.

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