Benjamin Netanyahu

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.

Israel air strikes kill at least 20 on third day of Gaza campaign

Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 20 people on July 10 including four women and four children, medics said, on the third day of a widening military operation.

The deaths bring to 70 the number of Palestinians killed since Israel on Tuesday launched Operation Protective Edge to halt rocket fire from the besieged territory.

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