The Straits Times
Published on Nov 18, 2012

Israel, Gaza fighting rages on as Egypt seeks truce


GAZA/JERUSALEM (REUTERS) - Israel bombed Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip from air and sea for a fifth straight day on Sunday, preparing for a possible ground invasion while also spelling out its conditions for a truce.

Palestinian fire into Israel subsided during the night but resumed in the morning, with two rockets targeting Tel Aviv.

Both were shot down by Israel's Iron Dome air shield.

"As of now we have struck more than 1,000 targets, so Hamas should do the math over whether it is worth or not to cease fire," said Israeli Vice Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon.