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07/17/2014 07:20 pm ET | Updated Jul 17, 2014

Israelis Cheer Gaza Air Strikes (VIDEO)

A crowd in Israel cheered on missiles heading towards Gaza as CNN's Diana Magnay filmed a report.

“I think you can probably see there are lots of Israelis gathered around who are cheering when they see these kinds of Israeli strikes," said Magnay.

Later on, Magnay tweeted that the crowd threatened to "destroy our car." She has since removed the tweet.

Watch the CNN video above.

Israel has been conducting air strikes on Gaza for weeks in response to Hamas shelling. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Thursday that Israel would begin a ground invasion of Gaza.

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