Israel says it has pounded Gaza over 1,500 times since Wednesday while Palestinian resistance fighters step up their retaliatory rocket fire on southern Israel.
The remark comes as Palestinian rockets rain on the southern Israeli cities of Nirim, Ein Hashlosha and Ashdod as well as the southern region of Eshkol, leaving at least 26 Israelis injured.
On the other hand, On Tuesday, Israeli warplanes continued to incessantly pound the besieged Gaza Strip, killing 13 Palestinians in the northern and southern parts of the besieged sliver.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces have spread leaflets across the strip, urging the residents to evacuate their homes.
The Israeli regime also called up about 68,000 army reservists for a possible ground invasion into the strip.
At least 131 Palestinians have so far been killed and some 1,000 injured since the Tel Aviv regime’s airstrikes on Gaza kicked off on November 14.
In response, Palestinian resistance fighters continued firing rockets and missiles into the Israeli cities on Tuesday to retaliate against the attacks on the coastal enclave.
At least 26 Israelis, including 4 in Ashdod, have been injured in rocket attacks launched from the Gaza Strip. One of them suffers critical injuries.
A retaliatory rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in Gush Etzion district near the occupied city of al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Another Palestinian rocket hit a factory in southern Israelâ€™s Sdot Negev Regional Council.
Israeli military forces have conducted more than 1,350 aerial and sea attacks against the Gaza Strip since November 14.
Gaza has been blockaded since June 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.