Thousands Flee Gaza's Shejaia Area as Israeli Shells Kill 40

July 20, 2014 10:24 AM

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Thousands Flee Gaza's Shejaia Area as Israeli Shells Kill 40

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Thousands of residents fled the Gaza neighborhood of Shejaia on Sunday after a night of relentless Israeli shelling killed at least 40 and left the streets strewn with bodies, including those of children.

Witnesses said airstrikes and land and naval shellings were the heaviest in 13 days of fighting. Israel said it had expanded its ground offensive in Gaza and militants kept up rocket fire into the Jewish state with no sign of a diplomatic breakthrough to end the worst fighting between Israel and Ham...

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