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    Both Israeli forces and militants in Gaza have stepped up their attacks, in the worst fighting seen in years. The Gaza Health Ministry says the death toll from Israeli airstrikes rose to 48, including 14 children according to latest reports. Hamas rockets fired into Israel have killed at least five. The UN has called for both sides to cease hostilities, warning of the risk of full-scale war.

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    Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem. Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Israel’s financial hub, Tel Aviv, is known for its Bauhaus architecture and beaches. 

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