Israeli jets have bombed government buildings in Gaza, as speculation mounted over reports that Israel was preparing for a ground invasion, with the call up of over 75,000 more reserve soldiers.
Israel reportedly bombed 200 sites overnight, including Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniya's office. Gaza militants were also reported to have fired rockets into Israel, with one being aimed at Tel Aviv having been intercepted.
The violence continues as the Arab League met in Cairo and agreed to send a delegation to the Gaza strip in the next few days.
Israel’s Interior Minister Eli Yishai meanwhile reportedly said,
"The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages. Only then will Israel be calm for forty years."
His comments come asTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that,
"It's a tactic of Israel's to point the finger at Hamas and attack Gaza."
"Israel continues to make an international racket with its three dead. In fact it is Israel that violated the ceasefire."
His comments come as at least 40 Palestinians and 3 Israelis have died since Israel killed the military chief of Hamas, Ahmed Jabari, on Wednesday.