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Israel 'determined to complete mission' in Gaza

Israel 'determined to complete mission' in Gaza
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Israel’s Prime Minister has vowed to continue the offensive in Gaza despite international calls for an end to the violence.

The Israeli army said on Wednesday it had called up another 16,000 reservists.

“As of now, we have neutralised dozens of terrorist tunnels and we are determined to complete this mission, with or without a ceasefire, and therefore I will not agree to any proposal that does not allow the IDF (Israeli Defence Force) to complete this work which is important for the security of Israel’s citizens,” announced Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Israeli military released a video appearing to show weapons and tunnels hidden within a mosque by Hamas.

It also shared a video which it said showed rockets being launched from populated areas in Gaza.

Israel’s Defence Minister, said they had inflicted an “unprecedented amount” of damage on Hamas during the three weeks of fighting.

More than 1,300 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and more than 50 Israelis, almost all of them soldiers, have been killed since July 8.