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Israel: Hamas To Pay Price For Its 'no' To Truce

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July 15, 2014 AT 2:26 PM
Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday and warned that Hamas "would pay the price" after the Islamic militant group rejected an Egyptian truce plan and instead unleashed more rocket barrages at the Jewish state, causing the first Israeli death in eight days of fighting. Palestinian health officials said 194 people were killed and more than 1,400 wounded so far in Gaza, making it the deadliest confrontation between Israel and Hamas in just over five years. The Egyptian proposal, initially accepted by Israel, had been the first attempt to end the fighting.