Israel presses air assault as Hamas fires salvo of cross-border rockets

By William Booth, Ruth Eglash, July 9, 2014

GAZA CITY — Israel launched a major air assault on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, bombing hundreds of targets in what Israeli officials said was a bid to halt escalating cross-border attacks from Palestinian militants in the seaside enclave, who fired a new a salvo of more than 150 rockets toward major Israeli cities and the country’s coastal high-tech corridor.

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