Israel air raids kill 9, destroy Hamas HQ in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP, AP) - Israeli strikes on Gaza killed nine Palestinians and destroyed the Hamas government's headquarters on Saturday as Israel called up thousands more reservists for a possible ground war.
After Palestinian militants fired rockets at the heart of Israel on Friday, around 180 air strikes were carried out overnight, Israeli television reported.
Palestinian medics said 39 Gazans have been killed and 345 wounded since Israel launched the aerial campaign on the Palestinian enclave on Wednesday, with at least four militants among the nine people killed in the latest raids.
Since the start of its operation, the Israeli army said militants have fired more than 600 rockets over the border, of which 404 hit and 230 were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system.