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US pushes for truce as Gaza battles rage

By Associated Press in Gaza ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-07-24 07:16:35

Kerry ignores flight dangers, lands in Tel Aviv to press for a truce in conflict

Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza town as US Secretary of State John Kerry flew into Israel to press for a truce in the conflict that has so far killed at least 657 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.

Trapped by the fighting in Khan Younis, on the southern fringe of Gaza, dozens of Palestinian families scrambled to flee.

US pushes for truce as Gaza battles rage

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