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A Hasidic Jewish man dances with Israeli troops during a visit to support the soldiers near the border with the Gaza Strip. Photo: Reuters

Doubts in Israel over a ground assault on Gaza

The olive orchards and wheat fields lining the Gaza Strip border with Israel were always sparsely populated, but the area is now a virtual no man's land.

Fearing an Israeli ground invasion of the coastal strip, hundreds of families have fled.