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While reports are conflicting, at least 500 (possibly as many as 570) Palestinians and 27 Israelis have been killed since Israel began an offensive in the Gaza Strip on July 8 intending to quash Hamas rocket fire and destroy Hamas tunnels linking the Strip to Israeli territory. On Monday, Palestinian deaths topped 100 for the second day in a row. With the offensive approaching the two-week mark, the U.N. Security Council has called for an immediate ceasefire, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Cairo to push for a cessation of hostilities. Here is a look at the scene on the ground.
Above, rescue crews evacuate the wounded and the dead in the Gaza neighborhood of Shejaiya, July 20.
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