Middle East Crisis: The Israeli Ground Incursion in Gaza

Plumes of smoke as rockets fill the air in Gaza.
1:54 | 07/18/14

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Thank you. And we move the Israeli ground incursion in gaza. Plumes of smoke filling the air. And look, this is what the Israelis say they're trying to destroy. Tunnels they're saying were built and used by hamas. Alex Marquardt is there. Reporter: In just a few hours, the fighting has intensified. Drones and fighter jets dropping missiles. And flares leading the way to this ground assault. Tonight, this deafening boom. Under the cover of darkness, Israeli forces pushing forward and pushing Palestinians back. As we saw today, driving through desserted streets. This entire neighborhood empty. Everyone has fled. As we can hear the sounds of fighting nearby. Their main goal, uncovering hamas' vast network of underground tunnels. This video boasting of using the tunnels to infiltrate Israel. We visited this house, hit this morning by an Israeli tank shell. This man told me his brother and son were killed. He wants hamas to keep fighting. And leaders expressing support, but all signs here point to the battle only growing. Alex, thank you. And still much more ahead on

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