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In pictures: Gaza crisis

Soldier directs Israeli armoured vehicle

Israel is pressing on with its offensive in Gaza, launched last week to try to free a captured Israeli soldier.

Building struck by Israeli missile in Gaza City

Its forces have carried out a wave of air strikes on Gaza, hitting targets Israel says are linked to militants.

Palestinians run from scene of Israeli missile strike

Israel has also targeted militants themselves, killing at least seven since the offensive began.

Palestinian boy stands in front of militant

Palestinian groups have vowed to resist any large-scale Israeli invasion of Gaza.

Palestinian women with picture of prisoners

Militants believed to be holding the soldier have demanded the release of Palestinian prisoners - a move rejected by Israel.




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