About 200 Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip when the Israeli bombing enters its second week.
The Israeli military launched another series of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Monday, hours after Israeli Interim Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the attacks on the Palestinian enclave continue “In full force.”
The blasts shook the city of Gaza from north to south in a heavier bombardment, over a wider area that lasted longer than airstrikes that killed at least 42 Palestinians and injured dozens more on Sunday.
One Palestinian was reportedly injured.
Earlier, Hamas launched rockets into the Israeli cities of Ashkelon and Beershaba.
At least 192 people, including 58 children and 34 women, have been killed in the Gaza Strip since the latest violence began a week ago.
Israel has reported ten deaths, including two children.
The UN Security Council met on Sunday to discuss the violence, but failed to agree on a joint statement of concern.
China said it was the United States that hindered the council from speaking “with one voice.”
Here are the latest updates:
A Palestinian reported injuries
Al Jazeera’s Safwat al-Kahlout, a Gaza City informant, said a Palestinian was treated for minor injuries at al-Shifa Hospital.
No other injuries were reported and the Associated Press news agency said there was little information about the extent of the damage in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Monday.
Israel attacks “empty bases, training camps” linked to Palestinian groups
Al Jazeera’s Safwat ak-Kahlout, according to Gaza, said the Israeli army was targeting “empty camps, empty and evacuated military bases and empty training camps linked to Palestinian combat groups.” Gaza and its environs.
Meanwhile, Hamas fired short-range rockets at southern Israel, instead of long-range weapons fired a day earlier.
The Israeli air defense system Iron Dome intercepted these rockets, al-Kahlout said.
“It appears that the scale of the Palestinian fighting group’s fire is linked to the strength of the Israeli fire,” he added.
Israel’s latest airstrikes “heavier, longer”
Israel’s latest aerial bombardment of the Gaza Strip was “heavier, over a wider area and lasted longer” than the 24-hour raids that killed at least 42 Palestinians.
Fares Akram, AP correspondent in Gaza City, said the blasts “shook the city” from north to south for 10 minutes.
Al Jazeera’s Safwat al-Kahlout, reported from Gaza, said there had been barely “an hour of peace” and that Israeli drones were “gliding over, controlling the sky.”
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