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More than 70 killed in Israeli shelling

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 01:04

Israeli troops increase their presence along the Gaza border, as more than 70 people are killed in Israeli shelling and clashes in Gaza. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Israeli forces beef up their presence on the Israeli-Gaza border Sunday -- with armored vehicles and helicopters. The military says it is focused on destroying missile stockpiles and a vast tunnel system built by Hamas. At least 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli shelling on Sunday in a Gaza neighborhood. 13 Israeli soldiers were also killed. In Gaza, an air strike hit a car and killed two people. Three family members were killed when their house was bombed. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of carrying out a massacre, as the death toll for the 13-day conflict topped 400. Israel has accused Hamas of using civilians as human shields by launching rockets from residential areas.

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More than 70 killed in Israeli shelling

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 01:04