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Netanyahu: Expect war to stretch on

Strike kills 9 kids in park; 2 sides blame each other

Posted: July 29, 2014 at 3:48 a.m.

Palestinians grieve after identifying their loved one at the morgue of Gaza City's Shifa hospital, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. An explosion killed 10 people, 9 of them children, at a park at Shati refugee camp, in northern Gaza Strip. Israeli and Palestinian authorities traded blame over the attack and fighting in the war raged on despite a major Muslim holiday. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis on Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City.

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