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Israel's onslaught sends Gaza death toll well past 500
Israel's onslaught sends Gaza death toll well past 500

Israeli forces pummeled Gaza Strip towns with airstrikes and artillery Monday, pushing the Palestinian death toll in two weeks of fighting well past 500 and sending civilians streaming from their homes, many with little more than the clothes they were wearing. The Israeli military reported seven of its soldiers had been killed in the last 24 hours, four of them by an antitank missile fired by Palestinian militants dressed in Israeli military uniforms who slipped across the border through one of the tunnels Israeli forces are trying to destroy. Ashraf Kidra, a Gaza health official, said early Tuesday that the Palestinian death toll stood at 576. Twenty-seven Israelis have died, all but...

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