|Israel escalates Gaza offensive, casualties mount|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
JERUSALEM — Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault targeting hundreds of Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip Thursday as Palestinians reported the strikes also hit a home and a beachside cafe, raising the total number of people killed in this week’s offensive to at least 85. Israel’s missile defense system also once again intercepted rockets fired by Gaza militants at the country’s two largest cities, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
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