General Information

Operation Cast Lead Update No. 14

IDF forces continued expanding the ground operation, reaching the outskirts of Gaza City, exposing and destroying terrorist infrastructure facilities.
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Operation Cast Lead Update No. 13

IDF reserve forces joined the ground forces fighting in the Gaza Strip, making it possible to slowly extend the ground action during the current phase.
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Operation Cast Lead – Update No. 12

During the current phase of the ground operation, IDF forces reinforced with reserve soldiers (integrated into the operation for the first time) have extended their searches and hit the military-terrorist infrastructure more deeply.
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Operation Cast Lead – Update No. 11

On January 3, IDF infantry, armored, engineering and artillery forces entered the Gaza Strip with backup from the sea and air.
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Operation Cast Lead- Update No. 10

Hamas terrorist operatives continue to avoid direct contact with IDF soldiers, preferring tactics such as sniper fire, RPG fire, mortar shell fire and IEDs. They wage their fighting from strongholds within the civilian population, exposing it to danger of attack.
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Operation Cast Lead Update No. 9

On January 6 the ground operation in the Gaza Strip continued for the third day with increased friction between the IDF and terrorist operatives. On January 7 Israel instituted a three-hour lull in the fighting to operate a humanitarian corridor for deliveries to the Gaza Strip
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