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    Palestinian Civilian Death Toll Soars

    Palestinian youths hurl stones during clashes with Israeli forces in the Dar Salah village, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, as they protest against the ongoing Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, on November 19, 2012. Israeli air strikes across the Gaza Strip killed 13 people, raising the Palestinian death toll to 90 as Israel's relentless air campaign entered its sixth day.  AFP PHOTO / MUSA AL-SHAER        (Photo credit should read MUSA AL-SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The Palestinian death toll soared to 96 Monday after an Israeli aircraft hit a crowded area in Gaza. A senior Israeli official close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel is prepared to send ground troops into Gaza, though it prefers a diplomatic end to the crisis. In preparation, Netanyahu has called up 75,000 military reservists and mobilized nearly half. Also reportedly open to negotiations, the leader of Hamas is nevertheless taking a tough stance, claiming Israel must "meet Hamas' demands for a lifting of the blockade of Gaza" before a truce will be made.

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