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Israel-Gaza air assaults continue amid U.S. efforts for truce
Israel-Gaza air assaults continue amid U.S. efforts for truce

The death toll from Israel’s aerial offensive over the Gaza Strip climbed past 100 on Friday, as a U.S. effort to forge a truce failed to halt the rockets aimed at Israeli cities and the airstrikes targeting Palestinian militants. In four days of furious bombardment, the Israeli military has struck about 1,100 targets in densely populated Gaza in an attempt to stop attacks by militant groups such as Hamas. During the same period, 600 rockets have been fired at Israel from the Mediterranean territory; dozens have been knocked out by Israel’s missile-defense shield, but 400 landed, causing mostly light injuries, the Israeli military said. Among the dead Friday in Gaza were four members...

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