Israeli commandos clash with Hamas militants on Day 6 of Gaza offensive

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli naval commandos clashed with Hamas militants in a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip on Sunday, in what appeared to be the first ground assault of a six-day Israeli offensive on the territory aimed at stopping Palestinian rocket fire. | Video

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