Israel intensifies Gaza attacks after Netanyahu warning

Jul 29, 2014, 7:23 AM EDT
 Israeli soldiers pray near the Israeli Gaza border as the 24 hour ceasefire begins on July 27, 2014 on the Israeli/Gaza border, Israel.
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Gaza has seen one of its heaviest nights of bombardment in three weeks, after Israel's prime minister warned of a long conflict ahead. Gaza's only power plant was damaged as Israel carried out 60 air strikes, also targeting sites associated with Hamas, the group which controls Gaza. At least 60 people died in Gaza, possibly including UN staff members. An Israeli military spokesman said the strikes signalled a "gradual increase in the pressure" on Hamas.

Background:

Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza [BBC]

Dozens die as fighting intensifies in Gaza; children killed at refugee camp [CNN]

 
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