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Gaza bloodshed spirals as US offers to broker truce

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Israeli warplanes kept up their bombing of Gaza on Friday as Hamas rockets set sirens wailing, raising fears the conflict could spread as Washington offered help brokering a truce. 

Fire fighters extinguish burning vehicles after a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a gas station in the city of Ashdod in southern Israel on July 11, 2014

As the bloodiest battle between Israel and Hamas in 20 months escalated on its fourth day, diplomatic efforts to end the hostilities gathered pace.

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