Gaza death toll passes 100 as Israeli strikes continue

November 20, 2012

Nearly 105 people have been killed in the Gaza Strip in six days of violence, as Israeli forces continue their bombardment, says a report. Monday's fatalities included a commander of the Islamic Jihad militant group and a couple and their two small children. Over 100 rockets were fired on Israel on Monday, but no casualties were reported. According to the media reports, last week, three Israelis died in one such attack.

Meanwhile, Egypt has been leading efforts to broker a peace deal, with both senior Israeli and Hamas officials in Cairo for talks. An Egyptian official said he hoped to be able to make an announcement on Monday or Tuesday.