Latest News Wires Israel urges Gaza residents to evacuate ahead of raid

Thousands of Palestinians have fled to temporary shelters in anticipation of Israeli offensive action. More than 160 Palestinians have so far been killed in the increasingly bloody, six-day offensive.

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Israel briefly deployed ground troops inside the Gaza Strip for the first time early Sunday as its military warned northern Gaza residents to evacuate their homes, part of a widening offensive that has killed more than 160 Palestinians.