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47 Palestinians, 3 Israelis die as Gaza conflict escalates

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Israel's operation against Hamas saw one of its bloodiest days on Saturday, with 47 Palestinians killed in Gaza and two Israeli soldiers and a civilian killed by militant fire. 

Flares fired by the Israeli army illuminate the sky over the northern part of Gaza City, on July 19, 2014

As Israeli warplanes bombarded Gaza from the air, and ground troops pressed an assault on land, the Palestinian overall death toll on day 12 of Israel's Operation Protective Edge rose to 343, with rights groups warning that a growing number of victims were children.

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