WATCH: NYT's Video on Hamas' Tunnel Infrastructure Into Israel

A New York Time's video clip shows tunnels from Gaza into Israel, explaining how in the past they were used to kidnap an Israeli soldier and the difficulty Israel faces in destroying them.

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Israel entered the 17th day of its operation in the Gaza Strip on Thursday after a night of calm on the Israeli side, with only one rocket fired overnight at border towns.

The Israel Defense Forces struck 35 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight, killing 23 Palestinians. The Palestinian death toll has now reached 718, more than half of them killed since Israel began its ground operation. The Israeli death toll stands at 32 soldiers and three civilians.

Golani Brigade troops uncovered the opening of a tunnel in the Gaza Strip, an found a number of suspected militants inside. The Israel Air Force attacked the tunnel and identified a direct hit. In a separate incident, Givati Brigade troops clashed with an armed Palestinian in a Hamas-run facility. The militant opened fire on the Israeli troops, who fired back in response. The Palestinian militant was killed. (Gili Cohen)

IDF troops near an uncovered tunnel inside the Gaza Strip, July 19, 2014.Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

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