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Israel-Gaza crisis: Fighting enters second week as cease-fire attempts fail

Israel has pounded the Gaza Strip with a new round of airstrikes, after Hamas shot rockets towards southern Israel. Diplomatic attempts for a cease-fire have failed to deescalate tensions.

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