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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Israeli air force dropped leaflets on the Gaza Strip Saturday warning residents that it plans to escalate its two-week-old offensive. Military officials said the notices are meant as a "general warning." The notice said Israel is about to begin a "new phase in the war on terror." It said it will "escalate" an operation that already has killed more than 800 Palestinians. Israel launched the offensive two weeks ago to halt years of Palestinian rocket attacks. The army says the operation is directed only at the ruling Hamas militant group. But Palestinian officials say roughly half of the casualties have been civilians.