Ceasefire Over: Toll in Gaza Hits 87, 13 Israeli Troops
Deadliest day as ground offensive grinds on
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2014 11:09 AM CDT
Palestinian medics carry a dead body found under the rubble of a home destroyed by an Israeli strike in the Shijaiyah neighborhood of Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Sunday, July 20, 2014. Hundreds of...   (Hatem Moussa)

(Newser) – This morning's two-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza was officially over at 8:30am Eastern, but in reality it didn't last an hour and the death toll continues to rise from the heavy shelling. The number getting attention is the 13 infantry soldiers that Israel is reporting were killed overnight, reports the AP, bringing total military casualties to 18. But the number of Palestinians killed in the nearly two-week-old conflict has soared to at least 425, and the BBC reports that 87 people were killed today alone. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blasted Israel's ground offensive, calling it a "massacre."

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Chris Farley
Jul 21, 2014 7:38 AM CDT
Everyone likes to call out IRAN for arming HAMAS in the MSM. But how much in money and arms to we (american tax payers) give to Isreal. We pay for these guns and bombs, then will pay for more when they are out and this happens again in 2 years.
Jul 20, 2014 6:07 PM CDT
As long this stupidity doesn't negatively effect the Stock Market too much, they can FUBAR each other until the wheels come off for all I care.
Bo Honk
Jul 20, 2014 5:06 PM CDT
Israel HAS the capability to wipe out every Palestinian. They DON'T. If Palestinians HAD the capability to wipe out every Israeli, they WOULD. Period.