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Israeli Military Says Ground Forces Entering Gaza

The Israeli military confirms that its ground forces have entered the Southern Gaza strip. Palestinian security officials say that Israeli troops are taking up position near the town of Rafah. They say an airstrike on a power station has cut electricity in most of Gaza. Forces have massed along the border since Sunday when militants attacked a border post.

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Eric Westervelt
Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.