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Gaza raids draw Abbas call for Israel to halt 'escalation'

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Israel pounded nearly 30 targets in Gaza overnight after militants fired scores of rockets into the south, prompting Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas to demand Thursday that it halt its "escalation."  

A Palestinian militant from the military wing of the Hamas movement stands next to the party's flag as he inspects one of the brigades training sites on March 13, 2014 in the southern Gaza Strip following an overnight Israeli air strike

The rocket barrage, which was the heaviest since an eight-day conflict between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers in November 2012, sent thousands of Israelis fleeing for cover across the south on Wednesday afternoon.

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