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Family of 8 killed in Gaza, Ban heads to region

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Israel's Gaza ground assault sent the Palestinian death toll soaring to 296 as UN chief Ban Ki-moon headed to the region Saturday to bolster efforts to clinch a truce. 

Palestinians block the road with burning tires during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance of Israeli-run Ofer prison in the West Bank village of Betunia, on July 18, 2014

The new peace effort came as eight members of a single family were killed in Israeli tank fire in northern Gaza, after Israel warned it was poised to broaden its ground operations.

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