The Times of Israel is liveblogging events as they unfold through Wednesday, the 16th day of Operation Protective Edge.<quoted text>
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The IDF death toll is at 29, with another soldier MIA presumed dead and claimed by Hamas to be in their hands (dead or alive). US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are in the region, but a ceasefire does not appear close.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the operation will continue until sustained quiet is achieved for Israel and Hamass terrorist capabilities greatly degraded. Some foreign airlines are suspending flights to Israel after a rocket hit a home near the airport. IDF-Hamas fighting in Gaza remains intensive, Hamas is still trying to carry out attacks in Israel through tunnels, and rockets are still being fired.
The BBC's Paul Adams in Gaza reports on the death of a 24-year-old Palestinian woman, Asmaa el-Helou, who despite terrible injuries initially survived an Israeli artillery attack on her home in Shejaiya on Sunday. The strike killed 10 members of her family.
A doctor at Shifa Hospital described Asmaa el-Helou as a "miracle".
She lay under the collapsed concrete of her uncle's house in Shejaiya for 12 hours before being rescued.
Her injuries were terrible. She was badly burned and doctors were not sure if they could save her leg.
But attached to monitors, ventilated and sedated, she clung to life.
"She's strong. She's a miracle," said Dr Ahmad al-Moghrabi.
But the miracle did not last. Asmaa died on Tuesday night, a few hours after we last saw her.
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