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Gaza Crisis: Deaths Soar Amid Fresh Israeli Strikes

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Fire dept fighting fire in Gaza media tower (Photo: Paul Danahar/BBC/Twitpic)

More than 100 people have died in the Gaza Strip in six days of violence, Hamas officials say, as Israeli forces continue air strikes they say aim to stop rocket attacks into Israel.

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Monday's fatalities include a commander of the Islamic Jihad militant group.

More than 100 rockets were fired on Israel by militants on Monday. Three Israelis have died since Wednesday.

Host Marco Werman talks with Paul Danahar, who reports for the BBC from Gaza and Karl Schembri, a spokesman for Oxfam.

Earlier on Monday, Schembri visited Shifa Hospital in Gaza City to see how they've been dealing with casualties there. He found that supplies on disposable items like gloves and drips are starting to run low.

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