More than 100 Palestinians killed in four-day Israeli offensive


Associated Press

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 11 at 7:32 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — The number of Palestinians killed in Israel's massive air campaign in Gaza is now over 100.

One airstrike today hit the home of a well-known Islamic Jihad leader. In the southern Gaza city of Rafah, residents sifted through the remains of a four-story building that was hit, and scattered for cover as another airstrike landed nearby.

Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza into southern and central Israel continues, with some of the rockets aimed toward Israel's international airport. Those rockets, and others aimed at Tel Aviv, were intercepted by Israel's missile defense system.

Gaza militants have fired more than 550 rockets against Israel since the Israeli offensive began earlier this week. The Israeli military says it has hit more than 1,100 targets. It says most were rocket-launching sites.

For the first time in the fighting, militants struck from neighboring Lebanon. Rocket fire struck in northern Israel, near the Lebanese border, and the military responded with artillery fire toward the source of the attack in southern Lebanon.

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107-r-04-(sound of people taking cover, from incoming missile strike from Israel)--This is the sound of people in Rafah taking cover from incoming missile strike from Israel. (11 Jul 2014)

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APPHOTO AXLP101: Smoke rises following an Israeli strike on Gaza, seen from the Israel-Gaza Border, Friday July 11, 2014. Rocket fire by Palestinian militants continued in earnest from Gaza toward various locations in southern Israel. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) (11 Jul 2014)

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