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Israeli military says 13 soldiers killed in attack by Palestinian fighters in Gaza

Israeli soldiers of an Infantry unit walk to their deployment area near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip on July 18, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today he had ordered the military to prepare for a possible significant expansion of the ground operation against Gaza militants. AFP PHOTO /MENAHEM KAHANA

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israel's military said 13 soldiers were killed in a series of attacks in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the heaviest Israeli death toll in a single day of battle in years.

Earlier, Hamas militants said they had ambushed Israeli troops and detonated explosives around their vehicle in the Palestinian territory. Other Islamist militants said they had attacked soldiers in a Gaza house.

 

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