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Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza; Netanyahu warns of long conflict

Posted on AllSides July 29th, 2014
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Israel targeted the home of the top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in some of the heaviest bombardments of the ongoing conflict after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned his country that the mission would be longer and bloodier than previously thought, dashing hopes for a cease-fire despite intense international efforts.

Israel hit a fuel tank at Gaza’s only electricity plant early Tuesday, forcing it to shut down, according to Palestinian officials. The attack threatened to cut off power to the more than 1.8 million residents of Gaza,...

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