Israel`s air force obliterated symbols of Hamas power on the third day of its Gaza assault on Monday, striking next to the Hamas premier`s home, devastating a security compound and flattening a university building in the deadliest campaign against Palestinians in decades.
Israel`s defence minister said his military is fighting a `war to the bitter end` against Hamas but is not fighting the residents of Gaza.
The three-day death toll rose to at least 315 by Monday morning, with some 1,400 wounded. The UN said at least 51 of the dead were civilians, and medics said eight children under the age of 17 were killed in two separate strikes overnight.
Image: Palestinians search the rubble of a building after it was hit in an Israeli missile strike in Jebaliya, northern Gaza Strip, on Monday.
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