Israel carried out 50 bombing raids in less than 15 minutes and included the destruction of the residence of Hamas Islamist movement leader Yahya Sinwar, who was not in his home.
The wave of Israeli attacks early this morning was the largest since the beginning of the current escalation and included civilian buildings among its targets. Witnesses said five buildings were hit in Gaza City, killing at least five civilians, including three children.
The Israeli army acknowledged that it targeted the residence of the Hamas leader and the home of his brother, Mohamad Sinwar. These Israeli bombardments took place while some 130 rockets were fired from Gaza.
Pictures: The bodies of children were pulled out from under the rubble of the Al-Wehda Street massacre in Gaza.