Israel presses on with Gaza offensive, Palestinians fire rockets

by Reuters
Thursday, 10 July 2014 14:16 GMT

Palestinians stand next to a picture depicting late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as they inspect a house which police said was damaged in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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Hamas armed fighters launch rockets towards Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv.

Dozens run for cover in buildings close to the Strip.

This, as Israel presses on with a Gaza offensive, intended to halt rocket fire at its cities.

In Thursday's pre-dawn raid, Palestinian officials said air strikes killed eight members of a family including five children.

It's part of a mounting death toll they say has reached over 66.

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah:


"What the government of the Israeli occupation is doing, air striking civilians, children in their homes is a war crime par excellence. This is contravention with all laws and international regulations, most notably the Geneva Convention."

Despite threats, some Gaza residents are living without fear.


"We are a people who have grown accustomed to this, I don't think people are very afraid. First of all we are believers especially now during the holy month of Ramadan, so I think everyone made a mistake in the timing of this war, Israel erred by having war during this time."

Israeli military -- who released video showing the targeting of a rocket launcher and tunnel in Gaza -- had no immediate comment on the report of the deadliest single bombing since the offensive began on Tuesday.

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