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PLO offers truce as at least 100 killed in Gaza

Published: Tue, July 29, 2014 @ 9:57 a.m.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A senior PLO official proposed a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire today in the Gaza war, saying he spoke in the name of Hamas, but was contradicted a short while later by a spokesman of the Islamic militant group.

In Gaza, a health official said at least 100 Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes and tank shelling today, as Israel escalated its military campaign. The official, Ashraf al-Kidra, said the day's death toll was expected to rise.

There have been several instances in which the daily Gaza death toll in more than three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting has surpassed 100.

Israel has lost 53 soldiers, along with two civilians and a Thai national.

The cease-fire offer was made by the Palestine Liberation Organization, of which Hamas is not a member. The largest group in the PLO is the Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Hamas' main political rival.


1Attis(1004 comments)posted 1 year ago

Our tax dollars at work slaughtering innocents in Gaza, the world's most recent death camp.

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2Jerry(638 comments)posted 1 year ago

Attis - To validate your characterization of Gaza as a "death camp", please name the prior death camp whose occupants fired thousands of rockets at their captors' civilian population centers

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3MLC75(626 comments)posted 1 year ago

@Attis ,Gaza is full of terrorist's,who hide behind woman and children.Put the blame on Hamas and not on Israel.

Attis you are full of hate toward Israel and the Jewish population.I'm glad Israel wipes out their enemies.I thank God for the people of Israel,our only friend in the middle east.

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