Israel targets symbols of Hamas control in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.
The strikes early Tuesday hit the home of the top Hamas leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, as well as government offices and the headquarters of the Hamas satellite TV station.
Israeli forces fired hundreds of flares that turned the night sky bright orange. By daybreak Tuesday, a cloud of thick dust from the explosions hung over Gaza City.
The escalation came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a "prolonged" campaign in Gaza.
A Palestinian health official put the overall Gaza death toll at 1,110. Israel has lost 53 soldiers, along with two civilians and a Thai national.
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