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Kerry pushes truce efforts as Gaza toll tops 740

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Washington's top diplomat John Kerry Thursday pressed efforts to end bloodshed in Gaza, reaching out to allies of Hamas as the Islamist movement's war with Israel raged into a 17th day. 

An Israeli army Merkava tank rolls along the Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 24, 2014

Medics reported more than 50 people killed in Gaza Thursday, mostly in the south, hiking the overall Palestinian toll to 746 since Israel launched a military operation to halt rocket fire from the besieged territory on July 8.

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