Israel’s Prime Minister has said that the operation against Palestinian militants will continue “as long as necessary”.
The statement comes a day after the Israel pounded Gaza with airstrikes and hit the building housing journalists. Asociated Press and Al-Jazeera offices were destroyed in the strike.
The party that bears the guilt for this confrontation is not us, it’s those attacking us,” Netanyahu said in a televised speech.
“We are still in the midst of this operation, it is still not over and this operation will continue as long as necessary.”
Netanyahu said Israel’s air and artillery barrage had eliminated dozens of Hamas militants and taken out “hundreds” of the Islamist militant group’s sites including missile launchers and a vast tunnel network.
The Palestinian Hamas also fired on Tel Aviv in retaliation.
The confrontation has shown no sign of coming down, as the death toll in Gaza has reached 145, including 41 children.
Israel has reported 10 dead, including two children.
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