Deadly Night of Violence in Undeclared War
TEL AVIV – INTERNATIONAL NEWS – Violence continues overnight as Israeli Air Force bombings in the Gaza Strip continued. Eighteen people died in what is being called the deadliest attack since the start of the effort by Israel to protect its border from Hamas.
Air attacks could be the prelude to a ground attack. Dozens of Israeli tanks were seen moving into position near the Gaza Strip.
This was the home of Gaza’s police chief.
At least 18 people lost their lives when it was bombed in an Israeli air strike on Saturday night.
It’s the single deadliest bombing since the start of Israel’s offensive on Gaza.
A Gaza Health Ministry spokesman said 45 people were wounded and others were still trapped beneath the rubble.
The bombing came on the same day Hamas militants fired their largest salvo of rockets yet on Tel Aviv.
As Palestinians in the Gaza Strip awoke to another morning of rubble and debris from overnight air strikes Gaza medical officials said the death toll had risen to at least 145.
They said the dead included at least 82 civilians, 25 of whom were children.
Israel says it’s aborted hundreds of strikes to avoid such casualties.
It’s accusing Hamas of putting civilian lives at risk by basing its weapons and gunmen in residential areas.
Files: DAILY MOTION / REUTERS