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Israeli military at border with Gaza Strip



(12 Jan 2009)
Central Israeli-Gaza border
1. Tilt up from ground to Israeli soldier manning gun in armoured vehicle
2. Close-up of Israeli soldier in turret of tank
3. Various of tanks moving towards the Gaza Strip
Border between Israel and northern Gaza Strip
4. Close-up of gun turret on tank, tank goes past soldiers
5. Soldier in concrete lookout
6. Wide of procession of tanks moving away
7. Smoke on horizon
8. Wide of tank procession moving into distance, smoke rising ahead
9. Various of soldiers at border
10. Close-up of Israeli soldier
11. Close-up of gun
12. Various of Israeli soldiers resting in back of vehicle
13. Tank moving across sand
14. Various of smoke rising in distance
STORYLINE
Israeli soldiers and tanks massed on the border with the Gaza Strip again on Monday, a day after Israeli ground forces made their deepest foray yet into Gaza’s most populated area.
Earlier on Monday, Israeli navy gunboats fired more than 25 shells at Gaza City, setting fires and shaking office buildings.
The Israeli military said that in general the targets were Hamas installations, but had no immediate information about the shelling that began just after midnight.
Hospital officials said that before daybreak on Monday, at least one militant was killed in an Israeli airstrike in northern Gaza, where a battle was in progress.
On Sunday tanks had rolled into residential neighbourhoods and Israeli infantry fought urban warfare in streets and buildings with Hamas militants, who have kept up their rocketing of southern Israel.
Gaza medical officials now say at least 870 Palestinians, about half of them civilians, have been killed in the conflict that began on 27 December with Israeli airstrikes on what they say were Hamas targets in Gaza, as well as suspected rocket launch sites and smuggling tunnels on the Egyptian border.
Thirteen Israelis, including 10 soldiers, have also died.

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