The Israeli military reportedly hit more targets in Gaza in the first day and a half of fighting than during the entire eight-day conflict of November 2012, military sources say.
The current bombing campaign had used 400 tons of explosives against targets in Gaza by Wednesday afternoon.
Hamas’s interior ministry in Gaza said earlier that Israel’s army and air force have struck the coastal strip more than 500 times.
Retired general Yisrael Ziv told Channel 2 just now that the air force was employing immense force against Hamas targets. “You wouldn’t want to find yourself under the kind of bombings” being carried out now, he says, in response to the assertion by the TV station’s Palestinian affairs reporter that Hamas is unlikely to raise the white flag of surrender.