Kerry Steps Up Diplomatic Push, as Israel Pummels Gaza

Buildings are ripped to shreds, as Israeli forces continue to pound Gaza. Shortly after a midday Israeli air strike, Palestinian medics said two people had died and 45 were injured. The death toll from the 16-day conflict is said to have risen above 600. With ceasefire talks in the works, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said his unannounced visit had made some progress. He, along with Ban Ki-moon, are ramping up the pressure.

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