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Death toll rises in Israel's Gaza assault
 
Israeli soldiers work on their tanks near the Gaza Strip, after fierce clashes with Gaza militants on Nov. 16.
Israeli soldiers work on their tanks near the Gaza Strip, after fierce clashes with Gaza militants on Nov. 16.
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit

Israel's air strikes continued for a sixth day in the densely populated Gaza Strip on Monday, pushing the civilian toll to 91. After warning that it would step up strikes on the homes of suspected Hamas activists, Israel fired missiles on Sunday that destroyed a two-story house, killing 11 people, mostly women and children. Israel says its campaign is focused on hitting "terror sites" used by Islamist militants who have been firing rockets into Israel, and President Obama has backed Israel's right to defend itself. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is traveling to neighboring Egypt, which is trying to broker a peace between Israel and Hamas, which controls Gaza.

 

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