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Israel pounds Gaza as mediators try to rescue truce

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Israeli warplanes pummelled Gaza with 40 air strikes that killed five Palestinians on Saturday as militants hit back with 14 rocket attacks, leaving international mediators scrambling to rescue ceasefire talks. 

Smoke and fire billow following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, early on August 9, 2014

Gaza emergency services said at least five men were killed in Israeli raids -- two travelling by motorcycle through Al-Maghazi refugee camp and three pulled from the rubble of Al-Qassam mosque in the middle of the enclave.

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