Israeli soldiers await orders on Gaza border

Thousands of Israeli soldiers are stationed close to the border with the Gaza Strip poised for a possible ground invasion.

A Hasidic Jewish man holds an Israeli flag as he dances with Israeli troops during a visit to support the soldiers Credit: REUTERS/NIR ELIAS
Israeli soldiers check their weapons near border with Gaza Credit: REUTERS/Nir Elias
Israeli soldiers sleep at a staging area near the border with the Gaza Strip Credit: REUTERS/Nir Elias

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