More missile strikes in Gaza and more sirens in Tel Aviv as Israeli and Hamas leaders show no sign of backing down.

Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip has entered its seventh consecutive day, with air raids in the early hours of Sunday killing at least seven Palestinians, wounding dozens more and flattening at least two residential buildings.

The home of Gaza’s Hamas chief, Yehya al-Sinwar, was also targeted.

In Israel’s Tel Aviv, people dashed for bomb shelters as sirens warning of incoming rocket fire blared across the city, and the Israeli military launched its “Iron Dome” air defence system to intercept Hamas rockets.

The escalation comes hours after Israeli missiles hit a refugee camp, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including eight children – and brought down a high-rise building housing the offices of media organisations, including Al Jazeera.

In a televised speech, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to continue the offensive on Gaza for “as long as necessary”, while Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said “the resistance will not give in”.

At least 148 Palestinians, including 41 children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip in the past week. Some 950 others have been wounded. In the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces have killed at least 13 Palestinians.

At least 10 people in Israel have also been killed, with two new deaths reported on Saturday. The Israeli army said hundreds of rockets have been fired from Gaza towards various locations in Israel and they have added reinforcements near the enclave.

Here are the latest updates:


Israel targets home of Hamas chief in Gaza

Israel struck the home of a senior Hamas leader in a burst of air raids, the group’s TV station said.

Yehya al-Sinwar has headed the political and military wings of Hamas in Gaza since 2017.


‘Most intensive air strikes over past seven days’

Al Jazeera’s Safwat al-Kahlout, reporting live from Gaza, said Israeli jets carried out 150 air strikes across the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Sunday, including at least 60 in Gaza City alone.

A Palestinian doctor, his wife and five of their children were killed in the latest strikes, said al-Kahlout, citing officials at al-Shifa Hospital.

Emergency responders believe some families are stuck under the rubble of their destroyed homes, al-Kahlout added.

The Gaza health ministry said many Palestinians are arriving at hospitals with injuries.





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