Israel shelling Gaza from sea and air as bombardment moves into fifth day


JERUSALAM – Israel has been shelling the Gaza Strip from both the sea and air, as its bombardment of the coastal enclave moved into a fifth day on Sunday.

One missile hit a media tower block in the centre of Gaza City and reportedly injured four Palestinian journalists.

Israel said that it still wanted to hit hundreds of Gaza targets as it seeks to stop Hamas and other militant groups from firing rockets into Israel.

Gaza militants on Saturday fired dozens of rockets into Israel, including one at Tel Aviv that was intercepted.

According to the BBC, Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi had said earlier there were ‘indications’ a truce could be reached, but that there were ‘no guarantees’.

Morsi was speaking in Cairo after meeting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Israel has put 75,000 reservists on stand-by, with one government minister saying that a ground offensive could be launched into Gaza on Sunday if the rocket fire does not stop.

At least 40 Palestinians and three Israelis have now died since Israel killed the Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari on Wednesday, the report said.

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