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ForMin: 84 Romanian nationals and families assisted back home from Gaza Strip on their request

A group of 84 Romanian nationals and their families have asked to return back home from Gaza Strip on Monday, with the group to get to Romania later in the day, the Foreign Affairs Ministry announced in a release to AGERPRES.

The Romanians will be flown back home by two Defence Ministry aircraft — a C 130 Hercules and C 27 J Spartan respectively, it added.

Gaza bloodshed spirals as US offers to broker ceasefire

Israeli warplanes kept up deadly raids on Gaza July 11 but failed to stop Palestinian militants firing rockets across the border, as the United States offered to help negotiate a truce.

With the violence growing worse, U.S. President Barack Obama in a phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government was willing to broker a ceasefire.