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Thousands flee as Israel pounds Gaza; death toll climbs on both sides
Thousands flee as Israel pounds Gaza; death toll climbs on both sides

At least 50 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were reported killed Sunday as heaving fighting erupted in the eastern neighborhoods of Gaza City, sending thousands of people fleeing for safety. More than 200 civilians were injured, as Israeli troops pounded the area with air and artillery strikes, according to Gaza medical officials and local reports that described the scene as a massacre. Dozens more dead and injured people were feared trapped in areas that ambulances could not access and a two-hour cease-fire was secured to allow medical teams to evacuate the victims. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a tweet that “Israel regrets any inadvertent strike on...

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