Israeli fighter jets continued to pound the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing a minumum of one Palestinian and wounding many more as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defied calls to get a de-escalation.

At least 232 Palestinians, for example 65 children, have been killed in 11 days of violence.


N the side, 12 people, including two children, have been killed.

United States President Joe Biden on Wednesday discussed the events in Gaza with Netanyahu, telling the caretaker leader he expected”a substantial de-escalation now on the path to a ceasefire”.

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But soon after Biden’s phone call, Netanyahu said he had been”decided” to keep on bombarding Gaza until Israel’s”goal is met”.

The UN Security Council’s efforts for a truce between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers remain postponed, however, with the US continued to veto action on the issue