The aunt of Palestinian boy Mohammed Ayad, who medics said was killed during heavy Israeli shelling, mourns as she looks at his body during his funeral in Gaza City July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Efforts to stop a deadly Israeli assault on Gaza intensified Monday evening as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry touched down in Cairo to try and hammer out a cease-fire deal.The details of the new proposal had not been announced, but Palestinian officials told Mayadeen that it would include an end to the Israeli ground offensive and air assaults on Gaza, as well as stopping rocket fire from Palestinian territory and lifting of the blockade.The death toll in Gaza rose to 572 Monday following the bloodiest day in the Palestinian enclave since 2009 where Israel is pressing a punishing military operation.And the Israeli army said another seven soldiers had been killed in fighting in Gaza, raising the overall Israeli death toll to 27, all but two of them soldiers. Militants killed inside Israel are not included in Qudra's Gaza toll.Of the 55 people killed Monday, around a third of them were children, Qudra said.A nighttime airstrike on a residential tower block in Gaza City killed 11 people, including five children, Qudra said, and a simultaneous strike in the central Strip killed another.
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