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Gazans flee Israel's push to halt rockets

U.N. urges cease-fire; U.S. ready to help restore calm

Posted: July 14, 2014 at 3:34 a.m.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in United Nations shelters, heeding warnings from the Israeli military about impending plans to bomb the area in the sixth day of an offensive against Hamas that has killed more than 160 people.

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