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The Israeli community of Netiv Haasara is seen in front of flares fired by the Israeli army in Gaza July 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The Israeli community of Netiv Haasara is seen in front of flares fired by the Israeli army in Gaza July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The Israeli community of Netiv Haasara is seen in front of flares fired by the Israeli army in Gaza July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Smokes rises during an Israeli ground offensive in the east of Gaza City July 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Smokes rises during an Israeli ground offensive in the east of Gaza City July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Smokes rises during an Israeli ground offensive in the east of Gaza City July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot
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Israeli army reservists take cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets near the southern city of Ashkelon July 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israeli army reservists take cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets near the southern city of Ashkelon July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israeli army reservists take cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets near the southern city of Ashkelon July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Smoke rises after an explosion in Gaza as an Israeli armoured personnel carrier (APC) is parked at a staging area near the border with Gaza July 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Smoke rises after an explosion in Gaza as an Israeli armoured personnel carrier (APC) is parked at a staging area near the border with Gaza July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Smoke rises after an explosion in Gaza as an Israeli armoured personnel carrier (APC) is parked at a staging area near the border with Gaza July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Light streaks and smoke trails are seen as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel July 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Light streaks and smoke trails are seen as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Light streaks and smoke trails are seen as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 23, 2014. Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as Kerry said on his visit to Israel ceasefire talks had made some progress. REUTERS/Abbas Momani/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 23, 2014. Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of...more

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 23, 2014. Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as Kerry said on his visit to Israel ceasefire talks had made some progress. REUTERS/Abbas Momani/Pool
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) meets with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Jerusalem July 23, 2014. Kerry said on Wednesday some progress had been made in efforts to bring an end to 16 days of fighting between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas.  REUTERS/Charles Dharapak/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) meets with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Jerusalem July 23, 2014. Kerry said on Wednesday some progress had been made in efforts to bring an end to 16 days of fighting between Israel and the Islamist...more

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) meets with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Jerusalem July 23, 2014. Kerry said on Wednesday some progress had been made in efforts to bring an end to 16 days of fighting between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas. REUTERS/Charles Dharapak/Pool
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks with U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Bill Grant as he arrives in Tel Aviv, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Dharapak/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks with U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Bill Grant as he arrives in Tel Aviv, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Dharapak/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks with U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Bill Grant as he arrives in Tel Aviv, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Dharapak/Pool
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An Israeli soldier covered in camouflage netting rests at a military staging area outside the Gaza Strip July 23, 2014. Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Israel ceasefire talks had made some progress. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli soldier covered in camouflage netting rests at a military staging area outside the Gaza Strip July 23, 2014. Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents...more

An Israeli soldier covered in camouflage netting rests at a military staging area outside the Gaza Strip July 23, 2014. Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Israel ceasefire talks had made some progress. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Mourners carry the body of Palestinian man Adnan Habib, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, during his funeral in Gaza City July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Mourners carry the body of Palestinian man Adnan Habib, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, during his funeral in Gaza City July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Mourners carry the body of Palestinian man Adnan Habib, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, during his funeral in Gaza City July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Israeli soldiers, wounded during an offensive in Gaza, are evacuated near the border with central Gaza Strip July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Yossi Aloni

Israeli soldiers, wounded during an offensive in Gaza, are evacuated near the border with central Gaza Strip July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Yossi Aloni

Israeli soldiers, wounded during an offensive in Gaza, are evacuated near the border with central Gaza Strip July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Yossi Aloni
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Israel's President Shimon Peres (R) walks with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during their meeting in Jerusalem July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israel's President Shimon Peres (R) walks with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during their meeting in Jerusalem July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israel's President Shimon Peres (R) walks with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during their meeting in Jerusalem July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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