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Gaza toll tops 500, UN calls for truce

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GAZA CITY (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) - The UN Security Council called for an "immediate ceasefire" as Israel pressed on with a blistering assault on Gaza on Monday taking the Palestinian death toll above 500. 

Medics evacuate the body of a man from Gaza's eastern Shejaiya district on July 20, 2014

US President Barack Obama echoed the call in a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu early Monday, as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the region to join true efforts.

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