Israeli Airstrikes Kill 42 In Gaza, PM Benjamin Netanyahu Warns Of Prolonged War
Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 42 people Sunday, medics said, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signalled the fourth war between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza would rage on despite international efforts to broker a cease-fire.
In a televised address, Netanyahu said Sunday evening the attacks were continuing at 'full-force' and will 'take time'. Israel 'wants to levy a heavy price' from Gaza's militant Hamas rulers, he said, flanked by his defense minister and political rival, Benny Gantz, in a show of unity.
The Israeli air assault early Sunday was the deadliest single attack since heavy fighting broke out between Israel and Hamas nearly a week ago, marking the worst fighting here since the devastating 2014 war in Gaza.