Death toll grows as Israel-Gaza violence escalates – BBC News

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    There have been more casualties in Gaza and Israel, as a heavy exchange of fire between Palestinian militants and the Israeli military continues.

    Militants have fired more than 400 rockets towards Israel since Monday night, killing two Israelis.

    Israel says it has hit 150 targets in Gaza in response. Health officials say 28 Palestinians have been killed.

    The international community has urged both sides to end the escalation, which follows days of unrest in Jerusalem.

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