Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza

Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shelters, heeding warnings from the Israeli military about impending plans to bomb the area in the sixth day of an offensive against Hamas that has killed more than 160 people.

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Palestinians mourn their relatives in the morgue of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Over a dozen Palestinians were killed in an Israeli strike on a house, hospital officials said. Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel on Saturday widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and announced it would hit northern Gaza "with great force" to prevent rocket attacks from there on Israel. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Photo by Associated Press
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Original article: Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza

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