Rocket Fire Rages in Israel

Day six. Israeli forces reported striking 80 targets and killing 14 Palestinians overnight as violence in the Gaza Strip continued Monday. At least 75 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel on Sunday by Hamas militants, and retaliatory Israeli airstrikes killed 12 civilians in a two-story house, among other casualties. While representatives from both Israel and Hamas met in Egypt to negotiate an end to the fighting, Israel repeated threats to send in ground forces Monday. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz told Israeli media that the decision to expand operations would be “a matter of hours, not even days.”