Israel Steps Up Attacks Against Hamas in Gaza

Israeli forces pounded Hamas symbols of control and the Gaza Strip’s only power plant on Tuesday in their heaviest bombardment of a 3-week offensive in Gaza, defying international demands for an immediate cease-fire after Hamas militants broke a Muslim holiday lull.

 

The Israeli military’s chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, said the offensive against Gaza’s Hamas rulers was being “intensified.”

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis late Monday to brace for a long fight.Seventy-seven Gazans have been killed since the fresh Israeli attacks began early Tuesday, raising the Palestinian death toll to 1,156, Gaza health officials said.

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