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Monday, 14 July 2014 - 20:34
Israel holds off Gaza ground assault as world urges calm
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Israel kept up its punishing raids on Gaza, but held off from a threatened ground incursion as the world intensified efforts to broker a truce.

With Israel's campaign to halt cross-border rocket fire entering its seventh day, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was to discuss moves to seek UN intervention at an emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo.

And UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Israel to scrap plans for a ground offensive, saying "too many" Palestinian civilians had been killed as the death toll from Israel's punishing air campaign hit 172, with another 1,230 wounded.
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