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Death toll passes 270 as Israel presses into Gaza

By: Gabe Joselow Source: VOA News Israel’s ground operation in the Gaza Strip continues, as Israeli troops backed by tanks, aircraft and navy ships strike an array of targets including tunnels used by Hamas fighters. Israel’s military says it has hit some 200 terrorist targets since the operation began late Thursday, including more than 20 tunnels used to infiltrate Israel and smuggle weapons and explosives. The military says more than 20 militants have been killed in the offensive. Late Friday, the U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting to discuss the Gaza crisis. US shows support, urges restraint for Israel U.S. President Barack Obama say he has told Israeli Prime...

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Israeli tanks enter Gaza

Israel launches Gaza ground invasion

By: Gregg Carlstrom Source: Al Jazeera Hamas says Israel will pay a “high price” as tanks seen entering Palestinian territory in major escalation of offensive. Israeli tanks entered Gaza on Thursday night after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a ground invasion, a major escalation in a ten-day offensive that has already killed more than 230 Palestinians. Witnesses in Gaza reported heavy bombing from jets, warships and artillery stationed along the border, with much of the firing was directed at northern Gaza. Electricity was cut off across a large swathe of the strip, though it was unclear why. A statement from Netanyahu and Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon...

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Turkish FM: Neutrality on Palestine is “clear support for the Israeli occupation”

By: Source: Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu criticised statements made by presidential candidate Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu who said that he stands on the fence on the Palestinian issue, Assabeel news agency reported. The foreign minister said: “Neutrality in the issue of Palestine is clear support for the Israeli occupation. We can accept Ihsanoglu’s neutrality in the disputes between Hamas and Fatah, but we cannot remain neutral in the case of Palestine, especially when the statements come from Ihsanoglu, the former president of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which was established to support...

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