Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday including the area's only power plant, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country needed to be prepared for a long conflict. And that's squashing any hope of an immediate end to the fighting there.
Gaza's interior ministry says Israeli aircraft fired a missile at the house of Hamas Gaza leader resulting in major damage but no casualties.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said 70 targets were hit in Gaza throughout the night. At least 30 people were killed.
Foreign pressure has been building on Netanyahu to rein in his forces.
Both U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.N Security Council called for an immediate ceasefire.
But Israel wants Gaza's armed groups stripped of weapons while Hamas and its allies want the Israeli Egyptian Blockade lifted.
Hamas also just rejected a 24-our truce proposed by the Palestinian leadership.
Israel launched its offensive on July 8th, saying it wanted to halt rocket attacks from Hamas and its allies, since then, over 1- thousand people, mostly civilians, have been killed.
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