Tit-for-tat attacks continue as Palestinian death toll crosses 45 mark and rockets continue flying towards Tel Aviv.
Smoke rises during an explosion from an Israeli strike in Gaza City, as the Hamas-ruled Strip was bombarded with nearly 466 airstrikes. The assault widened to include not just attacks on Gaza rocket operations but also the prime minister’s headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels.
Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers stand guard by the Iron Dome defence system’s new launch site in Tel Aviv. For the third day in a row, rockets from Gaza cruised towards the biggest metropolitan region in Israel. Of the two medium-range projectiles launched in that direction on Saturday, one was intercepted and another fell into an open area.
Tunisia’s Foreign Minister Rafik Abdessalem visits Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh’s former office building, destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City.
Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby and foreign ministers observe a minute of silence for victims of the military operation in the Gaza Strip at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo