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Soldiers said to prepare for ground op

The IDF is massing forces on the Gaza Strip border in preparation for a ground offensive, a senior IDF official says.

Nearly 900 targets have been hit so far, including hundreds of launching pads in Gaza. Many mid-level and low-level Hamas and jihad operatives have been targeted, while senior leaders go underground, the official says.

Many targets have been avoided due to collateral damage, he says, adding that Hamas has been launching rockets from both inside and around mosques more than in the past.

Elhanan Miller

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