Israel has sent ground troops into Gaza to eradicate Hamas, after the militant group launched a surprise assault on Oct. 7. Since Hamas came to power in Gaza, Israel hasn’t before tried to eliminate its military infrastructure and leadership in the Palestinian enclave.
WSJ looks back at Israel’s previous ground offensives into the Palestinian enclave in 2009 and 2014 to see what that reveals about the challenges ahead for the Israeli military.
0:00 Ground offensive
0:46 2014: underground tunnels
3:03 2009: urban warfare
5:34 Military’s aim today
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