Israeli air raids levelled houses in Gaza and Palestinian rockets focused southern Israel for a second day, stoking fears of one other main escalation 14 months after the final struggle.
Warplanes stepped up assaults with direct hits on 4 residential buildings in Gaza Metropolis, all places allegedly linked to Islamic Jihad fighters.
One other air assault on Saturday destroyed a automobile, killing a 75-year-old girl and wounding six different folks. Israeli fighter jets dropped two bombs on the home of an alleged Islamic Jihad member.
At the least 24 Palestinians, together with six youngsters, have been killed and 203 wounded throughout the two days of assaults, based on the Gaza well being ministry.
Greater than 400 rockets had been launched at Israel, most intercepted, setting off air raid sirens and sending folks operating to bomb shelters. There have been no reviews of great casualties, the Israeli ambulance service stated.