LIVE UPDATES: Gaza officials puts day’s death toll at 27 – 608 since start of op

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
By Paul Martin

For first time in Gaza op, direct rocket on central Israeli hours; rocket strikes Ashdod schoolyard; Israel formally rejects request for humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza; military death toll reaches 27, 123 wounded troops currently hospitalized.

By Haaretz
Jul. 22, 2014

Israel’s Operation Protective Edge enters its third week on Tuesday, and the IDF’s ground incursion into the Gaza Strip moved into its fifth day.

Nine IDF soldiers were killed on Monday, raising the number of Israeli military fatalities since the operation commenced to 27.

At least 130 Palestinians have been killed since Israel began its ground operation, raising the recent escalation’s death toll in Gaza to 604, with 3,700 wounded.

International efforts to stop the fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip will resume Tuesday, following Monday’s arrival in the region of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

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