The story

Western governments stepped up efforts to rescue their citizens from Gaza Wednesday as violence swept the area for the 12th day in a row.

More than 100 Western nationals remained trapped Wednesday night inside Gaza, the consulate general of Sweden based in Jerusalem, told CNN.

Among them were 34 Swedes as well as several Norwegian, Canadian, French and Polish nationals, the consulate general said. Read full article »

CNN's Charley Keyes and Per Nyberg contributed to this story.

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