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Palestinian Death Toll Hits 510 During Israel's Gaza Offensive

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has reached 510 following the bloodiest day of fighting so far in the two-week campaign, health officials said Monday. Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry official, said rescue workers near the city of Khan Younis were digging out bodies from a home flattened in an Israeli airstrike early Monday. At least 27 people were killed there.

Following an emergency session late Sunday, the U.N. Security Council Sunday expressed "serious concern" about Gaza's rising civilian death toll and demanded an immediate end to the fighting. Twenty Israelis also have died, including 13 soldiers killed in heavy fighting Sunday.

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