Israeli warplanes have carried out a massive airstrike on Hamas security compounds inside the Gaza Strip, killing at least 210 and wounding hundreds of others.
Israel F16 bombers and Apache helicopters carried out at least 30 simultaneous raids on at least 30 separate targets in Gaza City.
Video footage showed the bodies of dead people including men, women and children on Gaza streets.
Hamas radio reported that Gaza police chief Tawfiq Jabber was among the dead.
Israeli tanks are said to be moving closer to the impoverished region which has been under a strict Israeli-imposed blockade. Israeli authorities have announced that they would continue the attacks.
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