Gaza Death Toll Passes 600

(Undated) -- The death toll in Gaza is 600 and counting, as Israeli and Hamas troops show no signs of letting up. Israel says its forces have hit more than 70 targets in Gaza today. While civilian and militant deaths climb in Gaza, Israel's casualties are mounting as well. More the two-dozen soldiers have died since Israel's ground forces began assaulting Hamas forces in Gaza last week.
The fighting is ramping up as Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon are in Cairo, searching for diplomatic partners for peace. Kerry is expected to meet with Egyptian government leaders and possibly officials from other nations in the region.