Israeli forces on Thursday launched a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip. See images of the operation and reaction from around the world.
Israeli soldiers seen along Israel's border with the Gaza Strip
Israeli tanks seen moving along the border with Gaza
Israeli tanks seen moving along the border.
Israeli soldiers organize artillery shells for firing into Gaza near Sderot, Israel.
An Israeli cannon fires artillery shells into Gaza.
Israelis seen taking cover on a highway as a siren sounds on July 17, 2014 in Tel-aviv, Israel
Participants demonstrate at a protest against Israeli military action in Gaza in Berlin, Germany.
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators shout anti-Israel slogans during a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain.
An estimated 1,000 Pro-Palestinians and activists in Greece took part in two separate protests against the air strikes in Gaza strip outside of the Israeli Embassy on July 17, 2014 in Athens, Greece.
Israeli tanks seen moving along the border