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July 3, 2014 8:57 am

Israel Sends Troop Reinforcements to Gaza Strip Border

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IDF reserve soldiers in staging areas around the Gaza Strip in November 2012. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.

Fox News – Israel has begun sending troop reinforcements to its border with the Gaza Strip amid intensifying rocket barrages, defense officials said Thursday.

The movement of tanks and artillery forces came after another night of heavy rocket fire, including barrages that struck two homes in the southern border town of Sderot. Israel’s last major operation in Gaza, a territory controlled by the Hamas militant group, took place in late 2012.

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