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Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza Strip

An Israeli rocket is fired into the northern Gaza Strip July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli rocket is fired into the northern Gaza Strip July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli rocket is fired into the northern Gaza Strip July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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An Israeli rocket is fired into the northern Gaza Strip July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli rocket is fired into the northern Gaza Strip July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli rocket is fired into the northern Gaza Strip July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A general view shows rockets fired from Israel into Gaza Strip, as well as fire from Israeli ground forces inside the Gaza Strip, early July 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A general view shows rockets fired from Israel into Gaza Strip, as well as fire from Israeli ground forces inside the Gaza Strip, early July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A general view shows rockets fired from Israel into Gaza Strip, as well as fire from Israeli ground forces inside the Gaza Strip, early July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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An Israeli rocket is fired into the northern Gaza Strip July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli rocket is fired into the northern Gaza Strip July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli rocket is fired into the northern Gaza Strip July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Palestinian boys salvage belongings from a damaged home, which police said was targeted in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Palestinian boys salvage belongings from a damaged home, which police said was targeted in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Palestinian boys salvage belongings from a damaged home, which police said was targeted in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly
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Israel's President Shimon Peres (C) speaks as he sits next to children during his visit to a kindergarten protected against bombs in Kibbutz Zikim, just north of the Gaza Strip July 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israel's President Shimon Peres (C) speaks as he sits next to children during his visit to a kindergarten protected against bombs in Kibbutz Zikim, just north of the Gaza Strip July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israel's President Shimon Peres (C) speaks as he sits next to children during his visit to a kindergarten protected against bombs in Kibbutz Zikim, just north of the Gaza Strip July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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An Israeli soldier gestures from inside a bus outside the southern Gaza Strip July 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli soldier gestures from inside a bus outside the southern Gaza Strip July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli soldier gestures from inside a bus outside the southern Gaza Strip July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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An Israeli soldier reads a newspaper as another one prepares to pray next to an armoured personnel carrier (APC) outside the southern Gaza Strip July 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli soldier reads a newspaper as another one prepares to pray next to an armoured personnel carrier (APC) outside the southern Gaza Strip July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli soldier reads a newspaper as another one prepares to pray next to an armoured personnel carrier (APC) outside the southern Gaza Strip July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Palestinians stand next to a house which police said was targeted in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City July 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians stand next to a house which police said was targeted in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians stand next to a house which police said was targeted in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian salvages belongings from a damaged home, which police said was targeted in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City July 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A Palestinian salvages belongings from a damaged home, which police said was targeted in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A Palestinian salvages belongings from a damaged home, which police said was targeted in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly
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A Palestinian family gathers inside their damaged home, which police said was targeted in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A Palestinian family gathers inside their damaged home, which police said was targeted in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A Palestinian family gathers inside their damaged home, which police said was targeted in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly
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