IDF releases names of seven soldiers killed in past 24 hours in Gaza fighting

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IDF death toll rises to 25; Shooting attack in West Bank; Clashes in East Jerusalem; Egypt mulls changes to truce proposal; Gaza militants infiltrate south; Gaza death toll rises to 508.

Two terrorist cells infiltrated southern Israel via a tunnel from the Gaza Strip on Monday, as Israel began the 14th day of Operation Protective Edge. Casualties were reported among Israel Defense Forces troops. Roads were closed and residents ordered to remain indoors until just after 10 A.M., when the incident was declared over. Meanwhile, the Israel Defense Forces advanced into the Strip overnight, and clashes were reported in a number of areas. Two apparent tunnel sites were located by forces.

The UN Security Council ended an emergency session late Sunday expressing “serious concern” about the rising civilian death toll and demanding an immediate end to hostilities. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, meanwhile, will be arriving in Israel later Monday.

The Israel Defense Forces released the names of six of the thirteen soldiers killed in the fighting in Gaza on Saturday night and Sunday. On Monday, the IDF said seven more soldiers were killed, bringing the death toll of IDF soldiers to 25 since the ground operation began late last week.

At least 130 Palestinians have been killed since Israel began its ground incursion, raising the death toll in Gaza to 508 since the beginning of the operation 14 days ago, with 3,130 wounded.

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