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Worthy Christian News » Full Coverage: Operation Protective Edge Enters 21st Day

JERUSALEM (Worthy News)– After U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed in bringing a ceasefire to the region, U.S. President Barack Obama called and urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayahu to agree to a ceasefire late Sunday night as Operation Protective Edge enters its 21st day.  Since the beginning of the operation, 2,538 rockets have been fired into Israel.  The death toll in Gaza move above 1,000, while the Israel Defense Forces have lost 43 soldiers.

The White House said in a statement, "Building on Secretary Kerry's efforts, the President made clear the strategic imperative of instituting an immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire that ends hostilities now and leads to a permanent cessation of hostilities based on the November 2012 ceasefire agreement."

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Egypt army destroys 13 more Gaza tunnels – AFP
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Hamas will resume tunneling as soon as we leave – Times of Israel
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  • Austin
    31 July 2014 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Praying for peace in Israel.Let God protect them from terrorist attack.

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