732 Palestinians Confirmed Dead As Israeli-Gaza Conflict Enters Its 3rd Week
The Gaza Health Ministry today said that 732 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting, including at least166 children.
More than 4,600 people have been wounded, the health officials said.
It’s unclear how many of the dead were civilians. The United Nations estimates that more than 70% were.
The Israeli military said 230 militants have been killed.
But on their other side, Three more Israeli soldiers were killed on Wednesday, bringing the total to 32 plus three civilians.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was back in Cairo, continuing his shuttle diplomacy to forge a truce a day after meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as well as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
“Over the last few days Secretary Kerry has beenengaged with the Israelis, Palestinians, Egyptians, Europeans, the UN, the Arab League, Qatar, Jordan , Turkey, and the UAE (United Arab Emirates) to determine how to achieve an end to the current violence and build a process that can create a sustainable path forward,”
The diplomatic efforts to end the terror have however proved aversive.