Transcript for Israel's Ground Operation in Gaza Severely Impacting Civilian Population
And next here tonight we want to turn to another big story overseas in Gaza where Israel is waging a ground incursion that says to destroy the labyrinth of tunnels built by their enemy Hamas. But the White House is warning Israel about the rising number of civilian casualties as ABC's Alex -- -- -- The people of Gaza are desperate saying -- not even -- hospital is safe. Evacuating the wounded. Not from a house through schools and hospitals just shelled by Israeli forces and surgical ward in icu -- -- -- -- Old crew back -- -- they got this main hospital there's a fear that hospitals are now being targeted at least four were killed. As we went to see the destruction. The hospital just hit again by tank -- -- and we're being told to head downstairs and hospital staff took refuge on the ground floor accusing Israel of intentionally targeting them and keep on going don't -- -- up. -- -- -- This -- I think Israel said it was aiming for antitank missiles stored near the hospital. The strike part of the ground offensive primary objective Israel says. Is to destroy hamas' elaborate matrix of dozens of underground tunnels some over a mile long Israel now using air -- an explosive. Those tunnels used today by Palestinian militants to infiltrate into Israel. Attacking Israeli forces and killing for bringing the total number of Israeli soldiers killed to 25. Including two Israeli Americans. This as the Palestinian death -- in Gaza -- 560. Including this morning 24 members of one family killed by Israeli shelling. And -- just a few hours ago secretary of state John Kerry arrived in Cairo to work with regional allies on a cease fire deal both sides here say they want one. But neither side showing any willingness to compromise.
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