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Israeli army phones Gaza civilians, warns of imminent attack

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 00:48

The Israeli army releases footage said to demonstrate telephone exchanges in which they warned Gaza civilians to exit their buildings ahead of an air strike. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The Israeli army on Sunday (July 13) released a video said to show the warning methods used to warn Gaza civilians before targeting buildings. The first part of the video, the army said, contained a conversation between an army official and a Palestinian resident of Gaza in which he was warned ahead of the targeting of a building said to be used by militants. Another video showed the "Knock on the Roof" bombing method, the army said, intended to warn civilians to distance themselves from the target ahead of Israeli air strikes. Despite intensified Israeli military action - which included a commando raid overnight in what was Israel's first reported ground action in Gaza during the current fighting - militants continued to launch rocket after rocket across the border. No one has been killed in Israel by the more than 800 rockets the military said has been fired since the offensive began. The Gaza Health Ministry said at least 160 Palestinians, including about 135 civilians - among them some 30 children, have been killed during six days of warfare, and more than 1,000 have been wounded. International pressure on both sides for a return to calm has increased, with the U.N. Security Council calling for a cessation of hostilities and Western foreign ministers due to meet on Sunday to weigh strategy.

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Israeli army phones Gaza civilians, warns of imminent attack

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 00:48