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At least one hundred and nineteen more Palestinians have been martyred in the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Thursday (July 24) was the bloodiest day of the seventeen day war, raising the overall Palestinians death toll to over eight hundred and injuries to more than five thousand.

Most of the casualties occurred when the Israeli army hit a UN school being used as a shelter by the civilians in Northern Gaza Strip.

Gaza health ministry said fifteen people were killed in the attack and two hundred others injured.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned Israel's deadly attack on the school.

Meanwhile, exiled Hamas leader Khalid Meshaal says no ceasefire will be acceptable to them until Israel ends Gaza blockade.

Speaking in Doha Qatar, he said they do not desire war; they do not want it to continue but would not be broken by it.

On the other hand, US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged both the Israelis and Hamas to stop fighting and enter into dialogue for durable peace in the Middle East.

Talking to newsmen after his meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Cairo, he said it is imperative to try to find a way forward due to the growing casualties in Gaza.

Kerry also held discussions with the Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Turkey and Qatar to press for a solution to the Gaza conflict.


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