U.S. CALLS ON AMERICANS TO LEAVE GAZA ‘AS SOON AS POSSIBLE’

he United States on Tuesday called on Americans in the Gaza Strip to leave the coastal enclave “as soon as possible.”

Palestinian militants and the Israeli military have not engaged in a conflict since the seven-week war that began in July 2014 and left more than 2,200 Palestinians and 70 Israelis dead but flare-ups have been intermittent, particularly on the border between the two territories.

The U.S. State Department said that Americans in Gaza should enter into Israeli or Egyptian territory when they could due to the security threat to its citizens.

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