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Ceasefire still elusive in Israel-Gaza conflict

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By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel bombarded Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants kept up cross-border rocket fire, with no firm sign on Wednesday of any imminent ceasefire despite international calls to end more than a week of fighting. Israeli leaders said they were pressing on with an offensive against Hamas and Islamic Jihad, but an Israeli military spokesman acknowledged that with an estimated 12,000 missiles and mortars in the groups’ Gaza arsenal, “they still have enough rockets to fire”. Two Thai workers were killed and seven people wer…

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