Explosions from air bombardments continue over the Gaza strip despite growing international pressure for a ceasefire. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Explosions were seen over Gaza at sunset late on Monday, despite growing international pressure for a ceasefire.
Dark smoke rose high into the air and rockets rained down, as fighting continues for a seventh day.
Israel kept up its air and naval bombardments of the Gaza Strip, as Palestinian militants resumed rocket attacks on Tel Aviv on Monday after a 24-hour lull in strikes on the Israeli commercial capital
The military said it had shot down a drone from Gaza, the first reported deployment of an unmanned aircraft by Palestinian militants whose rocket attacks have been regularly intercepted.
The use of a drone would mark a step up in the sophistication of the Palestinian arsenal, although it was not immediately clear whether it was armed.
Around half a dozen Israelis have been wounded since the start of the week-old offensive, which Gaza health officials say has killed 169 Palestinians, most of them civilians.
With international calls mounting for a ceasefire, Egyptian media said U.S. Secretary John Kerry was due in Cairo on Tuesday for talks on the Gaza situation.
There was no immediate U.S. confirmation of the report.
The worst flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence for almost two years was sparked by the murder of three Israeli teenagers and revenge killing of a Palestinian youth.
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