Nearly 200 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip as the Israeli bombardment enters its second week.
The Israeli military launched another series of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Monday, hours after Israeli caretaker Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the attacks were Palestinian Keep “At full strength”.
The blasts shook Gaza City from north to south in a bombing that was much heavier, over a wider area and longer than air strikes that killed at least 42 people. Palestinians and many more were injured on Sunday.
A Palestinian was reported injured.
Earlier, Hamas fired rockets towards the Israeli cities of Ashkelon and Beershaba.
At least 192 people, including 58 children and 34 women, have been killed in the Gaza Strip since the latest unrest began a week ago.
Israel reported 10 deaths, including two children.
The United Nations Security Council met on Sunday to discuss the violence but failed to agree even a unified statement of concern.
China says the United States has prevented the council from speaking “with one voice”.
Here are the latest updates:
A Palestinian was reported injured
Al Jazeera’s Safwat al-Kahlout, reporting from Gaza city, said a Palestinian was being treated for minor injuries at al-Shifa hospital.
There were no other reports of injuries, and the Associated Press news agency said there was little information on the extent of the damage done in the Gaza Strip on Monday.
Israel defeats ‘empty bases, training camps’ linked to Palestinian groups
Al Jazeera’s Safwat ak-Kahlout, reporting from Gaza, said the Israeli military was targeting “empty fields, empty and evacuated military bases and campless in training linked to Palestinian fighting groups ”in and around Gaza City.
Meanwhile, Hamas fired close-range rockets at southern Israel, instead of the more distant weapons launched a day earlier.
Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system was blocked by rockets, according to al-Kahlout.
“This shows that the extent of the fire of the Palestinian fighting group is related to the intensity of the fire in Israel,” he added.
Israel’s latest air strike ‘heavier, taller’
Israel’s latest air bombing in the Gaza Strip was “much heavier, in a wider area and longer lasting” than the 24-hour attacks that had earlier killed nearly 42 Palestinians.
Fares Akram, the AP reporter in Gaza City, said the blasts “shocked the city” from north to south in 10 minutes.
Al Jazeera’s Safwat al-Kahlout, reporting from Gaza, said there was almost “an hour of peace” and that Israeli drones were “flying overhead, controlling the skies”.
For all updates from Sunday, May 16, go HERE.