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AP PHOTOS: Images from Israeli assault in Gaza

Saturday - 7/19/2014, 2:12am  ET

Israeli soldiers patrol near the Israeli and Gaza border, Friday, July, 18, 2014. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers. Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

The Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- In the first full day of Israel's ground assault into Gaza on Friday, airstrikes rained down on targets in the tiny Mediterranean coastal strip and Hamas rockets streaked through the sky toward Israel. Caught between them, civilians sought shelter from the violence and buried their loved ones.

Here is a collection of images from the conflict.


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