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Israel Keeps Up Offensive; Gaza Death Toll Exceeds 800

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza cease-fire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared to more than 800, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. With Israel and Islamist Hamas setting seemingly irreconcilable terms for a truce that mediators hope will begin by a major Muslim festival next week, Kerry worked the phones from Egypt while aides made clear his patience was limited. An...

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