Gaza death toll rises; Hamas fires rockets at Tel Aviv

GAZA/JERUSALEM - An Israeli air strike on the home of Gaza's police chief killed 18 people on Saturday, Gaza's health ministry said, and Hamas fired the largest salvo of rockets yet on Tel Aviv since the start of the Jewish state's offensive in the Palestinian enclave. | Video

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