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Jul 23, 2014

Gaza bloodshed deepens as airlines shun Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 23 (Reuters) – Gaza fighting raged on
Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the
battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said
efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Hamas had made some
progress.

In a blow to Israel’s economy and image, American aviation
authorities extended a ban on U.S. flights to Tel Aviv for a
second day, spooked by rocket salvoes out of the Gaza Strip,
with many other global airlines also avoiding the Jewish state.

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Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Israel ceasefire talks had made some progress.

In a blow to Israel’s economy and a public relations coup for Hamas, U.S. and European air carriers halted flights to the Jewish state citing concern over a militant rocket from Gaza that hit a house near Ben Gurion airport. Israel urged a re-think, saying its air space was safe.

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Israel keeps up Gaza assault; diplomats seek ceasefire

GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 23 (Reuters) – Israeli forces pounded
multiple sites across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, including the
enclave’s sole power plant, and said it was meeting stiff
resistance from Hamas Islamists, as diplomats sought to end the
bloodshed.

In a blow to Israel’s economy, U.S. and European air
carriers halted flights in and out of Tel Aviv citing security
worries after a militant rocket from Gaza hit a house near the
airport. Israel urged a re-think, saying its airspace was safe.

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      "Crispian Balmer is bureau chief for Israel and the Palestinian Territories. In 20 years with Reuters he has reported from more than 20 countries, covering everything from Hurricane Katrina to the Tsunami and the Balkans conflict. Previous assignments included lengthy spells as chief correspondent in Paris and Rome."
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